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Six-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata).  This insect is easily identified by its bright metallic green color.  The hard outer wings (called elytra) have 3-5 white spots each (two elytra means it could have 6-10 spots total).  Its legs and antennae are also green.  The beetle is about 1/2 inch long and can be found in open woods, along paths, and streams.  They are generally found alone from April to August, and only get together to breed (FCPS).

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