Habroscelimorpha dorsalis (Eastern Beach Tiger Beetle)

Photograph taken by on Monday, August 01, 2016
Habroscelimorpha dorsalis (Eastern Beach Tiger Beetle)

Habroscelimorpha dorsalis (Eastern Beach Tiger Beetle)

I’ve already posted a picture for today and I don’t doubt that it will be the more popular of the two, but I wanted to post this one because it’s a new beetle to me. I’m sure I’ve seen them before, as they are fairly plentiful on the beaches of North Carolina, but I either hadn’t noticed them or never bothered to get close enough to take a picture. This is an eastern beach tiger beetle, Habroscelimorpha dorsalis, and it’s a lovely little thing, even if not the most colorful insect around. They skittered away as Cathy and I walked out to the eastern end of the island this afternoon and this time I stopped, moved in slowly, and bent down to get a few good pictures.

One Response to Habroscelimorpha dorsalis (Eastern Beach Tiger Beetle)

  1. HannaH

    No, lovely is a good word for it. Its markings are beautiful!