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Photo#208492
Oregon Tiger Beetle - Cicindela oregona

Oregon Tiger Beetle - Cicindela oregona
Tolmie State Park, Olympia, Thurston County, Washington, USA
July 31, 2008
Size: ~1.5 cm
I've seen *very* nasty garden tools that look less intimidating.

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Great Photo!
Who needs "a" garden tool when you have a swiss-army knife for a mouth...??

Close
I have never been that close to one...they are shy.

 
yes, shy
It took crawling on my belly in the sand for a good half hour or so, but I was determined. :) After seeing what they looked like in the lens, I just had to get a couple close shots, too!

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