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|Species: Cicindela sexguttata|
The six-spotted green tiger beetle is small, around 3/4" long. Their bodies are a metallic green with 6 white spots on the back.
Habitat & Range
They live in open sunny areas throughout Eastern and Midwestern United States.
The six-spotted green tiger beetle is a quick runner, and they are able to fly fast. They will eat insects and spiders. If handled by people they may bite.
Eggs are laid in holes in the ground, and the larvae will burrow. The following summer they will emerge as adults.
Featured image by James Dake