Megacephala (Tetracha) carolina (L.) - Pan-American Big-headed Tiger Beetle

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Description: Large (17mm), metallic green with white markings

Similar Species: None

Range: Southern United States, from Virginia to California

Nebraska Distribution:

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Habitat: Forests, sometimes lakeshores. A nocturnal beetle that is found under rocks and logs during the day. Attracted to lights.

Seasonal Occurrence: Summer (July & August)

Status: Rare; reported by Bruner (1901) from Lincoln "and other points between this and the southeast corner of the state".

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