tiger beetle

noun
any of numerous active, usually brightly colored beetles, of the family Cicindelidae, that prey on other insects.

Origin:
1820–30

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tiger beetle
 
n
any active predatory beetle of the family Cicindelidae, chiefly of warm dry regions, having powerful mandibles and long legs
 
[C19: so called because it has patterned, sometimes striped, wing covers]

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We created this site based on published literature of tiger beetle occurrences.
On the beach lives a rare, light-colored insect, the northeastern beach tiger
  beetle.
The preserve supports the federally threatened northeastern beach tiger beetle
  and other rare invertebrates.
No northeastern tiger beetles were found, but two other species of beach tiger
  beetle were found on the refuge.
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