Six-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata)

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Six-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata) Six-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata)
Bladen Co., NC
25 Mar 2007

Named for the 6 white spots on the wings (3 on each wing), the intensity of these spots is actually quite variable from very bold to faint to absent.

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata) Six-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata)
Bladen Co., NC
25 Mar 2007

This is the most commonly seen shiny green tiger beetle statewide in North Carolina.

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata) Six-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata)
Bladen Co., NC
25 Mar 2007

Six-spotted Tiger Beetles are often seen on trails in and near woods. They usually take flight as the hiker approaches and fly about 10 to 20 feet ahead before landing on the trail again.

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata) Six-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata)
Bladen Co., NC
25 Mar 2007

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata) Six-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata)
Bladen Co., NC
25 Mar 2007

The spots are nearly absent on this individual.

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata) Six-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata)
Bladen Co., NC
25 Mar 2007


Six-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata) Six-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata)
Longleaf pine flatwoods in Moore Co., NC
12 Apr 2008

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata) Orange Co., NC
5 May 2004

The most commonly seen Tiger Beetle in NC, this Six-spotted Tiger Beetle is enjoying a grub for lunch.

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata) Orange Co., NC
5 May 2004

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