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Fearsome Predator

Fearsome Predator
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Copyright: Joe Pan (joepan) (82)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-19
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-25 5:10
Viewed: 3417
Points: 3
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An unidentified tiger beetle on a leaf, photographed in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah.

The tiger beetles are a large group of fiercely predatory beetles classified in the subfamily Cicindelinae of the Carabidae (ground beetles.

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determination of tiger beetleandrey 1 08-31 12:37
To cicindela: Tiger!joepan 1 10-26 06:00
To batu: Tiger Beetle IDjoepan 1 10-25 06:04
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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-10-25 5:24]
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Hello Joe,
I suggest that this is Cicindela sumatrensis. However, focus and sharpness are a bit soft so that identification is difficult.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Joe and welcome among TN members!
Tiger beetles are so rarely presented in TN gallery that there is always a great pleasure for me to watch them, as this is my favourite insect group :)
I will try to send you identification of this species soon :)
By the way, if you agree I would like to add your picture to the theme :>
All the best from Poland,

PS. If you like this beetle family, please feel free to watch here, the first 9 pictures from this theme is a kind of Cicindelidae saga with some details about biology, ecology, ect. of this interesting creatures :)

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