Long-lipped tiger beetle (Cicindela longgilabris) — As you can see from the incredible mandibles on this beautiful tiger beetle, they are very capable predators equipped with what appear to look more like swords, rather than mouthparts. Combined with their incredible speed, tiger beetles are other insects’ worst nightmare, easily chasing down their prey. In fact, tiger beetles are so fast, they actually outrun the capacity of their eyes to process images. They run toward their prey so quickly, they temporarily “go blind” and must stop to be able to see their intended victim and readjust the attack. Photo by Glenn Marangelo on 5/4/17 in Missoula, MT.