Tiger beetles closely resemble their relatives the Ground Beetles (Carabidae), but can be distinguished by their overlapping sickle-shaped jaws. Tiger beetles are predators that feed on small insects, spiders, and other arthropods. They are fast, agile flyers, and are able to catch insects in the air. Tiger beetle larvae are also predators.
Southeastern Canada - Eastern U.S. - absent from the Gulf Coast. Near woodland areas; dirt paths.