Check out this fella, ain’t he a ‘beaut? I believe he’s a Cicindela sexguttata or “six-spotted tiger beetle”.
Besides the fabulous metallic green, they’re fast too- even so I wouldn’t want to be a tender, soft, nuggety caterpillar wandering these parts with this guy on the prowl!
Apparently their lifespan is just under 5 years – which means this could be the very same one I saw last year a-prowling about in the same space. Hello again! And Rrrawrr! (Is this the proper tiger-beetle greeting? Please correct me if you must.)
I hope he eats carpenter ants. Go get ’em tiger!