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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.

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]

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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We found differences in the number of sites with cobblestone tiger beetles between the 2000-2002 NYNHP surveys and those in 2008-2009.
For example, prior surveys of UAE tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Cicindelinae) by Weisner have revealed at least a dozen species, but only four of those were collected and identified in connection with the UAE Insect Project (also in Vol.
The loss of dunes threatened natterjack toads, sand lizards and tiger beetles, which were unable to survive under the dense shade and needle litter of the pines, Mr Benn said.
This is in agreement with studies on other species of invertebrate predators responding to olfactory cues associated with their prey, including muricid snails (Carriker & Zandt 1972), tiger beetles (Wilson 1978), ants, (Holldobler & Wilson 1994), and other species of solitary wasps (Evans & Eberhard 1970; Turlings et al.
These included beetles such as carabids: fiery hunters (Calosoma calidum (Fabricius)), tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae), and green June beetles, (Cotinis nitida (Linnaeus)).
Ohlone tiger beetles measure no more than one-half inch (1.2 cm) long.
Be on the lookout for tiger beetles, where sandy areas and woodland paths soak up the rays of midday sun.
Northeastern beach tiger beetles (Cicindela dorsalis dorsalis) once ranged from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, south along the eastern seaboard to the Chesapeake Bay.
Lawton and his associates, and analyses of parasite diversity in North American fishes by John Aho and Albert Bush, tiger beetles by David Pearson and Steven Juliano, mangrove floras by Robert Ricklefs and Roger Latham, and pelagic communities by John McGowan and Patricia Walker.
The metallic Florida tiger beetle (Tetracha floridensis Leng & Mutchler) only attacked larvae in greens but tiger beetles and ground beetles were the collected on every survey date and during the predation experiment (Tables 1 and 2).
There are certainly several tiger beetles (subfamily Cicindelinae) in the UAE that are not included in Felix's work (Weisner, 1993; Gillett, 1995; Weisner, 1996; Weisner, 1998; Cassola et al., 2010).