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_________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Beetles 4 Ė Green Tiger Beetles

 

 

 

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                                    GREEN TIGER BEETLE Cicindela campestris††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† GREEN TIGER BEETLE Cicindela campestris

 

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         The Green Tiger Beetle Cicindela campestris is a beautiful and relatively common inhabitant of heathlands although getting close enough to one to appreciate its fine points requires a cautious approach as the excellent eyesight that enables these voracious predators to spot their prey is equally adept at noticing an injudiciously rapid human approaching. Go low, slow and donít cast a shadow and with luck it may be possible to get close enough to take photographs before they take flight, but the other key skill required is to watch them and see where they land once they have flown off so that they might be relocated. They donít usually fly very far, and they will often land further along a bare path or just beside it. One suspects that handling them might carry some risks as they are equipped with very sharp secateurs-like mandibles! These ground beetles have quite a lengthy flight season and they may therefore be seen throughout the spring and summer months.

 

 

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