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Carolina Metallic Tiger Beetle

Tetracha carolina

Description:

Found already deceased in my kitchen :( beautiful beetle specimen with metallic red streaks on its back and metallic green accents on its side. Mostly black body. Yellowish legs and antennae. Maybe 1/2 in long or less.

Habitat:

West central ga

Notes:

Went away on vaca and came home 4 days later to this sad sight.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Carolina Metallic Tiger Beetle
Tetracha carolina Species Tetracha carolina - Carolina Metallic Tiger Beetle - BugGuide.Net


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6 Comments

Võ Anh Tuấn
Võ Anh Tuấn 3 months ago

momsavang,
I'm sorry, I made a wrong comment so I may have offended you, you corrected that you didn't kill this tiger beetle, that's great, let's take this as a small matter and let it go, thank you.

momsavang
momsavang 3 months ago

Hi, Vo. I did not delete the comment. I received the exact wording in my email notifications from Project Noah and posted it below.

I'm sorry if Google translate provided an incorrect translation. I speak several different languages and understand how challenging it is, and would never shame anyone for an inaccurate translation. I have been reprimanded by people on PN before for things like this (killing something I didn't kill, disturbing a birds nest that I found on the ground, etc). So I'm a little sensitive to comments like this and wanted to make sure it was clear that I did not harm this bug and have a policy of doing my best not to disturb nature.

I'll consider this matter put to rest.

Võ Anh Tuấn
Võ Anh Tuấn 3 months ago

momsavang, What you said is not right in my comment, you deleted my comment, hard to say.

Võ Anh Tuấn
Võ Anh Tuấn 3 months ago


momsavang, I'm sorry, I'm very bad at foreign languages, I had to use Google translate. maybe the wording is wrong with what I mean.

momsavang
momsavang 3 months ago

I saw a comment from Vo Ahn Tuan that is not showing up on this post right now. Vo said: "momsavang, Sorry, in my opinion, you should not kill it just to take pictures, use a plastic bag to trap it in a box, take pictures and remember to release it to balance with nature."

I want to assure everyone, that I do not kill any insect or animal unless there is an immediate threat to my family. I go out of my way to make sure that animals and insects are taken care of and I hope that is recognizable in my many submissions to Project Noah. If it wasn't clear in my original post... I returned from vacation to find this Tiger Beetle dead on my kitchen floor. I did not kill it. I don't really even like posting dead insects/animals but I do so for identification purposes on occasion. This happened to be one of those times. Those who interact with nature should understand, that sometimes we find specimens that are intriguing but succumb to nature on their own.

momsavang
momsavang 3 months ago

Thanks Ornithoptera!!

momsavang
Spotted by
momsavang

Cusseta, Georgia, United States

Spotted on Aug 4, 2021
Submitted on Aug 5, 2021

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