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The Wood Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sylvatica) is a species of beetle in the Carabidae family.

This rare beetle is found in heathlands and pine forests in southern Britain from May till September. Similar to it's smaller cousins, the Green Tiger Beetle and Cicindela hybrida, this species is slightly larger, and is metallic purple in colour, with yellow markings. The underside is metallic blue.

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