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Green tiger beetle

Cicindela campestris - (family Cicindelidae)

Tiger beetles are closely related to ground beetles but, unlike ground beetles, they always fly away when disturbed. They are mainly found in areas with sandy soils. The larvae  live in burrows and wait for prey passing close to the mouths of their burrows: the adults are very fast runners. The distinctively-coloured green tiger beetle is the commonest member of the group in the UK.

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Wing scales

Butterfly and moth wings have scales, as well as creating species' patterns these help control body temperature.

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