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tiger beetle

n.
Any of numerous active, brightly colored, predatory beetles of the family Cicindelidae, chiefly of warm, sandy regions, having large jaws and sluggish larvae that live in vertical burrows.
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tiger beetle

n
(Animals) any active predatory beetle of the family Cicindelidae, chiefly of warm dry regions, having powerful mandibles and long legs
[C19: so called because it has patterned, sometimes striped, wing covers]
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ti′ger bee`tle


n.
any of numerous active, usu. brightly colored beetles, of the family Cicindelidae, that prey on other insects.
[1820–30]
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Noun1.tiger beetle - active usually bright-colored beetle that preys on other insectstiger beetle - active usually bright-colored beetle that preys on other insects
beetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
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Biology and conservation of Cicindela ohlone Freitag and Kavanaugh, the endangered Ohlone tiger beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Cicindelinae).
Siguiendo esta premisa se elaboro la Tabla 2, la cual presenta diez taxones de artropodos terrestres previamente sugeridos como taxones focales en el Neotropico: Araneae (Silva & Coddington, 1996; Lo-Man-Hung et al., 2008), Cicindelinae (Coleoptera; Rodriguez et al., 1998; Franzen, 2004), Staphylinidae (Coleoptera; Sanabria et al., 2008; Gutierrez-Chacon et al., 2009), Scarabaeinae (Coleoptera; Spector, 2006; Nichols et al., 2007), Drosophilidae (Diptera; Mata et al., 2008), Oestroidea (Diptera; Montoya et al., 2009), Rhopalocera (Lepidoptera; Sparrow et al., 1994; Brown & Freitas, 2000), Heterocera (Lepidoptera; Ferro & Melo, 2011), Formicidae (Hymenoptera; Delabie et al., 2009, Groc et al., 2009) y Euglossini (Hymenoptera; Hedstrom et al., 2006).
Lophyridia aulica) (Carabidae: Cicindelinae) was seen in small numbers