Amblycheila cylindriformis - giant tiger beetle
New Mexico, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2006

The largest tiger beetle in North America, Amblycheila cylindriformis, is a flightless nocturnal predator over an inch long.


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This image was captured with a Canon EOS 20D, uusing a Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro USM lens.