Paul Holt continues to enjoy his birding at Laotieshan. Yesterday (Tuesday) he saw two Golden Eagles (in addition to seven Greater Spotted Eagles) plus both Siberian and Alpine Accentors. A Marsh Grassbird (Japanese Swamp Warbler) was also something of a surprise.
As an aside, check out this beast photographed at Wild Duck Lake on Sunday… any ideas as to identification?
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It’s a Tiger Beetle, Cicindelidae, not sure which one. They are highly predatory, take dogs and small children
you could send the photo to Dave Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org
it is a tiger beetle, better photo here
I will try and track it down properly
it is Cicindela (Sophiodela) chinensis
Hi Phil and Terry
I think is is Cicindela nitida, rather than chinensis. A google search gives some nice images
Hi Spike, Phil and Ted,
Thanks for the comments… It’s definitely a Tiger Beetle (Cicindela) and I think Spike is right to say it’s a Cicindela nitida. A beautiful insect! Those jaws look incredibly powerful for such a small creature… I wouldn’t want to be prey!