My first day out to think about the up coming survey, I decided to look for C. hemorrhagica. This lively tiger beetle is gray black with markings near the end of its eyltra. As you approach it, it takes off flashing its red abdomen hidden beneith its wings. I found C. hemorrhagica a tiger with great spunk.
This small panne at Mugu has many larvae holes. This is good news. Seven beetles were counted and averaged flying past as I walked the panne three times.