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Tiger Beetle

Cicindelinae Latreille, 1802

Description:

Tiger beetles are a large group of beetles known for their aggressive predatory habits and running speed. The fastest species of tiger beetle can run at a speed of 9 km/h (5.6 mph), or about 53.87 body lengths per second.[1] As of 2005, about 2,600 species and subspecies were known, with the richest diversity in the Oriental (Indo-Malayan) region, followed by the Neotropics Source: Wikipedia

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5 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 years ago

Beautiful shots MokYounFai! If the two images were taken at different locations and times, they constitute two different observations and should be separated in two spottings.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Great shots. Yes that side view is important. Thanks.

MokYounFai
MokYounFai 5 years ago

HI Bayucca.. added a side view as your wish :)

Both photos are the same species but taken different time and different location (within Singapore)

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Dou you have other pictures of it?With only a frontal, although a very nice and impressive one, we cannot ID a beetle. We would ne at least a complete shot from the top and from the side if available.

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 5 years ago

Wow...just wow. This is terrific photography!

MokYounFai
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MokYounFai

Singapore

Spotted on Dec 11, 2015
Submitted on Dec 11, 2015

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