Did you know male six-spotted tiger beetles have pads on their front pair of legs?
Six-Spotted Tiger Beetles at a Glance
Six-spotted tiger beetles are bright green beetles with six white spots on their wing covers.
Gardens and hardwood forests
Six-spotted tiger beetles lay up to four eggs a day in the soil during summer.
seasons six-spotted tiger beetles are active in our area:
Ants, caterpillars, spiders, and other beetles
Six-spotted tiger beetles hunt on the ground.
Commonly Confused With:
Carolina Tiger Beetles and Festive Tiger Beetles
Six-spotted tiger beetles are often confused with Carolina tiger beetles because both are green beetles. Six-spotted tiger beetles have six white spots on them. Carolina tiger beetles have one white spot on them.
Six-spotted tiger beetles are often confused with festive tiger beetles because both have green heads and thoraxes. Six-spotted tiger beetles have green abdomens. Festive tiger beetles have orange or bronze abdomens.