Coral Pink Sand Dunes Tiger Beetle
Cicindela albissima

cicindela albissima
Tiger Beetles are especially hard to photograph since they fly off a short distance every time you get
close. It's only when you find a mating pair that things get easy for the photographer. These Cicindela
are a threatened species and part of the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is set aside to
protect threatened species such as these.  © Carol Davis, 5-27-2011

mating pair of sand dunes tiger beetles
After I photographed a few pictures, these tiger beetles became wary of me and scooted across the
sand still attached to one another trying to elude me. They remained that way until the Ranger, who so
kindly found these for us, tried to take a picture and they flew off.  You can learn more about these
 beetles from a PDF document located here
© Carol Davis, 5-27-2011

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