The tiger beetle
When it comes to fast runners, tiger beetles take the crown for the fastest insects on our planet – and it is an Australian species which holds the record. Cicindela hudsoni can travel at about 2.5 metres per second – equal to about 350km/hr on our scale. In fact, tiger beetles run so fast that they actually lose the ability to see once they start moving. They have to visually lock on to their prey first, or run in short bursts to re-orient themselves as they chase their food. Either way they are so fast, their prey stands little chance of getting out of the way in time.
An amazing photo by @witasari77 Thank you so much for sharing!