There were several of these beautiful tiger beetles along the path through the forest next to our campsite (in Kumamoto). I lay on the path and watched them hunting. Didn’t see any hunting success unfortunately!

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Order: Coleoptera
Family: Carabidae
Subfamily: Cicindelinae

Cicindela chinensis japonica
Japanese Tiger Beetle = hanmyou