Belongs to: beetles

Green tiger beetle Cicindela campestris

Best time to see: Apr to Sep

Key facts

A bright green beetle with yellow spots, found in sandy places, up to 14mm

Fast-running, hunting ants and other small insects in daylight; fly well, with a loud buzzing noise

Commonest tiger beetle (sometimes classed with ground beetles) in Britain and much of Europe

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Photo © Tony Gunton