Six Spotted Tiger Beetle MatingJuly 17, 2016

I finally got a decent photo of the Six Spotted Tiger Beetle. I have seen this bug many times but they are so quick it is hard to photograph them. I love these iridescent metallic looking bugs. It wasn’t until I photographed it that I found out what it is called. I also have a photo of the bug mating but it is kinda blurry. Apparently the male rides on the back of the female for awhile so it can keep other males away. Below are the photos.