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Blue-spotted or Golden-spotted Tiger Beetle

Cicindela aurulenta


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.


Tropical forest


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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George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

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

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