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Random Insect: Six-spotted tiger beetle

Among the ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) there is a rather unique subfamily known as the tiger beetles (Cicindelinae). These insects are identified in part by their narrow thoraxes, wide-set eyes, and large mandibles. Most are predators of other arthropods. Generally … Continue reading

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Congaree National Park

Situated in the middle of South Carolina, Congaree National Park┬ápreserves the largest remaining old-growth hardwood floodplain forest left in the United States. Prior to European settlement some 52 million acres of these bottomland forests blanketed the southeast. While most were … Continue reading

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