green tiger beetle - cicindela campestris 20100609 1871364749

© 2010 BSCG Gus Jones BSCG

Green tiger beetle Cicindela campestris on An Camas Mòr site. This attractive beetle is exceptionally  common on parts of this site that is threatened by major housing development. Some 120 species of beetle including 3 nationally scarce species  were reported from  a survey undertaken in early June and late July 2008 at this  threatened  site that it can be safely assumed  supports even greater invertebrate biodiversity than has so far been recorded. Tiger beetle is an apt name for this predatory beetle, the only member of its family known form the north of  the UK. BSCG has recorded tiger beetles  at other sites threatened by controversial development including at Carrbridge  and Nethybridge.