Virginia Big-Headed Tiger Beetle Tetracha virginicaSynonyms: Megacephala virginica,  Virginia Metallic Tiger Beetle.

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Tetracha virginica is the largest species of tiger beetle found in Maryland. This flightless species occurs across a broad range of habitats, usually grassy with open patches of ground, and frequently near water. It has also been found breeding in agricultural fields. This species is primarily nocturnal, or active on overcast days, and is attracted to lights at night (Pearson et al., 2015)(Knisley & Schultz, 1997).

There are 28 records in the project database.

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A Virginia Big-headed Tiger Beetle in Somerset Co., Maryland (8/4/2007). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

A Virginia Big-headed Tiger Beetle in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/9/2013). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

A Virginia Big-Headed Tiger Beetle in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (7/27/2014). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

A Virginia Big-Headed Tiger Beetle in Howard Co., Maryland (9/10/2016). Verified by Boris Büche/iNaturalist. Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

A Virginia Big-Headed Tiger Beetle found dead in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/8/2014). Photo by Brandon Woo. (MBP list)

A male Virginia Big-headed Tiger Beetle collected in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (8/8/2000). Photo by Frank Guarnieri. (MBP list)

A female Virginia Big-headed Tiger Beetle collected in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/9/1986). Photo by Frank Guarnieri. (MBP list)

A Virginia Big-Headed Tiger Beetle in Dorchester Co., Maryland (8/4/2014). Photo by Jonathan Willey. (MBP list)

A Virginia Big-Headed Tiger Beetle in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (8/3/2014). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

A Virginia Big-headed Tiger Beetle in Arkansas. Photo by David Arbour. (MBP list)


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