Photo of the Week – Stalker on the Sand

<p><i>Cicindela oregona oregona</i>, Carabidae<br />
Iona Beach Regional Park, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
May 1, 2016</p>

Western Tiger Beetle

Cicindela oregona oregona, Carabidae
Iona Beach Regional Park, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
May 1, 2016

Here we have a shot of our locally common Tiger Beetle. Tiger beetles are an awesome subfamily of Carabids adapted to run down prey across stretches of unvegetated ground. They are actually able to run so fast relative to their body size that they have to use a stop and go running style to allow them to accurately track their prey. The post title is a reference to the great book Tiger Beetles of Alberta by John Acorn.

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