Giant High Plains Tiger Beetle
|Geographical Range||United States, from South Dakota to Texas|
|Scientific Name||Amblycheila cylindriformis|
|Conservation Status||Not listed by IUCN|
These large tiger beetles are found in the high plains of the western United States. They spend their nights scavenging for food or hunting insect prey, which they shred with their powerful mandibles. They spend their days resting in underground burrows.