Definition of tiger beetle in English:

tiger beetle

Line breaks: tiger bee¦tle

noun

A fast-running predatory beetle which has spotted or striped wing cases and flies in sunshine. The larvae live in tunnels from which they snatch passing insect prey.
  • Family Cicindelidae: Cicindela and other genera
More example sentences
  • The Ohlone tiger beetle, an insect that exists only in Santa Cruz County, California, received final protection as an endangered species on October 3.
  • As an adult, the tiger beetle is one of the top insect predators on the beach.
  • This tiger beetle, a common element of the forest fauna, is one of the largest in Trinidad.

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