Megacephala (Tetracha) virginica (L.) - Virginia Big-headed Tiger Beetle

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Description: Large (18-19mm), dark metallic green.

Similar Species: None

Range: Eastern United States (mainly southern states)

Nebraska Distribution:

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Habitat: Open areas, bare spots. Seldom seen in daytime because it is crepuscular/ nocturnal. Adults hide under boards, rocks, etc. during the day. Attracted to light.

Seasonal Occurrence: Usually late summer, although records span from April to October

Status: Uncommon, but probably overlooked because of its habits

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