Tiger beetle

Tiger beetle

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Credit: TED KINSMAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: The irridescent skin of a tiger beetle (Family Cicindelidae). This green skin is not a pigment, but a physical property of the surface of the skin that only reflects green light. The large jaws of this insect make it an aggressive humter of caterpillars and other soft bodied insects.

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