|Cicindela purpurea, Nantucket 14-Sept-2011|
|Notice the massive mandibles for catching prey on this C. repanda.|
All tiger beetle species eat other invertebrates, often including ants, pillbugs and crickets. They run the prey down and grab it with their massive mandibles or scavenge dead or dying creatures.
|Cicindela repanda, July, Nantucket|
|C. hirticollis, an individual I collected as a larva and raised for several months|
|Cicindela sexguttata, a common species that I cannot get to pose for a picture while alive.|
|Cicindela dorsalis dorsalis, collected in the 1920's by C.W. Johnson, now severely endangered|