Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tiger Beetle: Cicindela aurulenta (Spotted Tiger Beetle)

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The tiger beetles are a large group of beetles known for their aggressive predatory habits and running speed. The fastest species of tiger beetle can run at a speed of 9 km/h (5.6 mph).

Scientific Classification of Spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela aurulenta)
Kingdom Animalia Linnaeus, 1758animals
Class Insecta - insects
Order Coleoptera C. Linnaeus, 1758 – beetles
Familiy Carabidae Latreille, 1802 - ground and tiger beetles
Subfamily Cicindelinae Latreille, 1802 - tiger beetles
Genus Cicindela C. Linnaeus, 1758
Species Cicindela aurulenta Fabricius, 1801
Tiger Beetle in Indonesian is kumbang macan or kumbang harimau.

You can see more information about Tiger Beetle in:

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Photos of Spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela aurulenta) were taken using a camera phone, Sony Ericsson K800i, in Ponorogo, East Java, Indonesia(in my father-in-law’s front yard).

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