tiger beetle


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tiger beetle

[′tī·gər ‚bēd·əl]
(invertebrate zoology)
The common name for any of the bright-colored beetles in the family Cicindelidae; there are about 1300 species distributed all over the world.
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Salinity and shade preferences result in ovipositional differences between sympatric tiger beetle species.
Ohlone tiger beetles measure no more than one-half inch (1.2 cm) long.
Northeastern beach tiger beetles (Cicindela dorsalis dorsalis) once ranged from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, south along the eastern seaboard to the Chesapeake Bay.
Tiger Beetles: A Field Guide and Identification Manual for Florida and Eastern U.S.
Snout and tiger beetles are a lighter hue than specimens found at other locales.
Diary of a Citizen Scientist: Chasing Tiger Beetles and Other New Ways of Engaging the World
But a cheetah wasn't the previous record holder in this category: That honor went to the Australian tiger beetle, which can cover 171 body lengths per second.
Just ask the tiger beetle: This predatory insect has excellent sight, but when it chases prey, it runs so fast it can no longer see where it's going.
A wide range of other papers are more narrowly focussed, reporting, for example, on the discovery of two new plant species for the UAE, a butterfly previously unknown anywhere in Arabia that has evidently arrived along with imported plants used in horticulture, observations of a tiger beetle once thought to be very rare, but evidently more widely spread than was previously recognised, and a first record for the UAE of a little known and extremely unusual species of mollusc.
Effects of soil characteristics and human disturbance on tiger beetle oviposition.