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This is definitely a Tiger Beetle. We have these and the larva are cool to watch catch their prey since they stay in a burrow with their head even to the ground to conceal their presence and what lies beneath.
Agreed, this is a tiger beetle. Buprestidae do not have yellow legs, long legs, nor long antennae.
This actually looks more like a tiger beetle than an ash borer
Yes, I had to run after this one down a flight of stairs! Lol
they may have i live in western massachusetts and i saw one the other day but it flew away befor i could get a photo of it! i got so excited to photograph it too!
Yes there are! I guess they are invasive and have made their way down to Florida?
they are very fast
I just read up on it and it looks like it came from Asia http://www.na.fs.fed.us/fhp/eab/
Thanks, It was very hard to get the photo, it ran and hid, I took 10 photos before I could get a good shot! It is one of the most beautiful insects I have ever seen!
your welcome you should be pround there arent many pictures on here of these i also missed a shot of one the other day! great job!
Lat: 27.95, Long: -82.47
Spotted on Jul 12, 2011 Submitted on Jul 12, 2011