Insight: Of the five UK Tiger Beetles, the Green Tiger Beetle is the most common. They can often be seen on sunny open ground, scurrying over bare patches of soil in between vegetation, looking for prey such as spiders, caterpillars and other insects.
As adults they are about 1.5cms long and are voracious predators with big jaws. Their larvae are also predatory and lie in excavated holes ready to sieze any unsuspecting passing insect.
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