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Photo#17016
Tiger beetle larva - Tetracha

Tiger beetle larva - Tetracha
Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia, USA
May 11, 2005
Is there any way to tell which genus this is?

I went "fishing" for him and was successful. He let me get a few pictures before I returned him to his hole (See second image - with close up of the face).

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First photos!
What an amazing critter. I'd seen drawings of them in books but these are the first photos of a tiger beetle larva I've encountered.

 
another picture for you
Jim: there's another nice picture of a tiger beetle larva in the guide here... http://bugguide.net/node/view/13968/bgimage . That one is from Massachusetts and has very impressive mandibles.

 
Gulp!
I can just image those chompers sinking into my pinky! Thanks L.M.!

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