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Tiger Beetle

Therates coracinus

Description:

The Tiger Beetles (subfamily Cicindelinae) are a large group of beetles known for their aggressive predatory habits and running speed. Therates coracinus Erichson 1834, a Tiger Beetle, represents a Philippine endemic, the Philippine counterpart of the more widespread Therates labiatus Fabricius 1801, which is known to occur from Sulawesi eastwards to Moluccas, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

Habitat:

Near the Paday Falls in Bagamanoc, Catanduanes Island

Notes:

http://carabidae.org/taxa/coracinus-eric... https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:... http://repository.naturalis.nl/document/...

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7 Comments

Congratulations Agnes for this great find.

Great find Agnes,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

Thank you Dr NamgyalT.Sherpa, armadeus.4 for your kind comments.

Thanks Daniele! It's a great New Year's gift :)

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 5 years ago

Congratulations Agnes!!!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 years ago

Congratulations Agnes, this Tiger Beetle is our Spotting of the Day!

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DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

Beautiful!

Catanduanes, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 9, 2016
Submitted on Dec 27, 2016

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