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Blue-spotted or Golden-spotted Tiger Beetle

Cicindela aurulenta

Description:

Cicindela aurulenta reaches about 16–18 millimetres (0.63–0.71 in) in length. Elytra are dark blue- green, with six large yellow or bluish spots and two smaller spots on the shoulders. Also pronotum and head are dark blue-green. It has giant prominent compound eyes, large jaws and pale colored hairs on the abdomen and legs.

Habitat:

Tropical forest

Notes:

Saw the same Beetle when in Sabah last month, but only one. Was surprised to see more than 10 of this beautiful beetle during a short night walk in Penang. So this time, took the opportunity to take close-up shot of their large jaws as in Pic #1

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AlbertKang
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AlbertKang

George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Spotted on Oct 6, 2014
Submitted on Oct 9, 2014

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