Six-spotted Tiger Beetle – 6/22/23
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 6/22/23
Observation Time: 12:45 pm
Observation Location: Gavins Pond
Common Name: Six-spotted tiger beetle
Scientific Name: Cicindela sexguttata
Comments: Female six-spotted tiger beetles lay eggs in sandy patches. When they hatch, the larvae burrow into the ground. The larvae lie in wait until small arthropods walk by. Then they pounce much like a jack in the box. The larvae pupate after a year. Six-spotted tiger beetles have a total lifespan of about five years.