Six-spotted Tiger Beetle – 6/2/19

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 6/2/19

Observation Time: 12:10

Observation Location: beneath the power lines that parallel So. Walpole St.

Common Name: Six-spotted tiger beetle

Scientific Name: Cicindela sexguttata

Comments: Female six-spotted tiger beetles lay eggs in sandy patches. When they hatch, the larvae burrow into the ground. The larvae lie in wait until small arthropods walk by. Then they pounce much like a jack in the box. The larvae pupate after a year. Six-spotted tiger beetles have a total lifespan of about five years.

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