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Azure Tiger Beetles

Jansenia azureocincta

Description:

MATE GUARDING behavior displayed by the Male Tiger Beetle ... where in the male after mating holds the female beetle with his wide mandible and rides on her back ..preventing other males from mating with her .... !

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago
Azure Tiger Beetle
Jansenia azureocincta Tiger Beetle (Jansenia azureocincta)


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15 Comments

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

Thanks again :)

SG in CR
SG in CR 7 years ago

Thanks for the link, great collection of images you have there.

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

thank you so much Sigg !
here is a link for the higher resolution pic https://www.flickr.com/photos/40170245@N...

SG in CR
SG in CR 7 years ago

Interesting subjects well captured, great spotting! I wish Project Noah allowed for higher resolution images, I'd love to see this at full resolution.

staccyh
staccyh 7 years ago

Great find!

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Excellent find Atul...

RobThacker
RobThacker 7 years ago

Great capture Atul

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

Thank you Satyen and Marta!

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

Thanks Lauren ...The rains have just begun here ...and these beetles are out in large numbers ..it's their mating season :-)

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Gorgeous Tiger Beetles! I haven't seen (or noticed?) that behavior before.

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

Thanks doc for the id ..:-)

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Lovely!

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Beautiful.

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Sorry, should be Cicindelinae.

Atul
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Atul

Chinchani, Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Jun 22, 2014
Submitted on Jun 26, 2014

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