tiger beetle

noun

Definition of tiger beetle 

: any of numerous active carnivorous beetles (family Cicindelidae) having larvae that tunnel in the soil

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Be sure to keep an eye out for the Coral Pink tiger beetle, which is endemic to the park. Nick Davidson, Outside Online, "Visit Westworld for Real," 19 June 2018 No survey was done for tiger beetles, which were first discovered in the pineland in the 1930s, vanished and were rediscovered in 2007. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "Judge orders emergency halt to clearing of rare Miami forest targeted for Walmart," 8 Dec. 2017 The actions pertain to such species as the yellow-billed cuckoo and Miami tiger beetle, along with bats, salamanders and fish. Alan Levin, Bloomberg.com, "Safe Habitats for Rare Bats and Beetles Quietly Stalled by Trump," 7 Oct. 2017

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1826, in the meaning defined above

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