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Tiger Beetles

Tiger-Beetles, a family of beetles so called from their fierce habits, and from the spots and stripes with which they are ornamented. The family is known as the Cicindelidae. The best-known English representative is Cicindela campestris, which is of a green colour dotted with six white spots on the wing covers. The larvae of these beetles live in burrows in sand, and capture ants or small insects which pass beside the mouth of the burrow.