Tiger Beetles of the World

Illustrated guide to the genera


The book “Tiger Beetles of the World” is a comprehensive guide to the fascinating world of tiger beetles. The guide will help you get acquainted with approximately 125 genera and 338 species of the family Cicindelidae structured according to Jürgen Wiesner. Written in collaboration with experts in the field, the book is an essential part of any insect enthusiast’s or naturalist’s kit.

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ISBN: 978-80-907980-0-7
Author: Vladimír Štrunc
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Tiger beetles are one of the predatory groups of insects that fascinate thousands of people around the world and are very attractive to photographers and nature observers. The goal of this unique visual guide is to introduce these amazing predators from the world of insects to all nature enthusiasts.

The guide will help you familiarize yourself with approximately 125 genera and 338 species of the Cicindelidae family structured according to Jürgen Wiesner.

One or more representative species of each tribe are illustrated in the book by large photographs, accompanied by information on sex, size, place of origin and list of countries of distribution.
Species are presented in a top view, side view and in close-ups showing details of mandibles as well as the pronotum and scutellum. For species diversity, the guide is supplemented by additional specimens with a classic top view, and several rare specimens from museums.

Illustrations of some of the species have never been previously published.

The book serves as a source of illustrated identification and, due to its topicality and species diversity, is useful for professional and amateur entomologists, as well as for scientists.

Foreword to the Tiger Beetles of the World

Tiger beetles are one of the most beautiful and diverse in order Coleoptera. They live practically in all natural belts and occurs in different habitats excluding the Arctic and Antarctic deserts. All Cicindelidae are the active predators and most of them use the  active flight for the hunting.
The variety of shapes and colors, as well as the complex hunting and sexual behavior of tiger beetles have always stimulated their study not only by academic scientists, but also by numerous naturalists. This makes tiger beetles one of the most comprehensively studied beetle families. Despite this, many new species are described every year around the world.

The proposed book is beautifully illustrated and covered whole diversity of the genera of Cicindelidae. Without a doubt, this book will be interested to a wide range of nature lovers of all ages.

— Andrey Matalin
Institute of Biology & Chemistry, Moscow Pedagogical State University, Russia

Book details

ISBN 978-80-907980-0-7
Pages 160
Format A4 / 210 x 297 mm (8.3 x 11.7 in)
Edition 1st
Language English
Publisher PhotoMusic s.r.o.
Published on October 2020
Cover type hardcover
Weight 940 g (2.07 lbs)
Dimensions 14 × 217 × 304 mm


  1. Charles Dheurle

    I never seen such iconography, the photos are superb. The Cicindelidae are very attractive Coleoptera. I am sure also that your book will create new vocations and aficionados for Cicindelidae.

  2. M. Frédéric Durand

    I am very happy that you were able to use the some photos from Collection R. Naviaux to make your book.
    It’s a nice tribute to my friend Roger Naviaux.

  3. David Pearson

    Beautiful photos and nice job.

  4. José Muñoz Santiago (verified owner)

    I want to congratulate you for your work! The macro-photographs are spectacular…
    I really hope you continue doing similar projects.

  5. Peter Messer (verified owner)

    The Tiger Beetle book arrived safely yesterday. I am overjoyed by this magnificent photographic guide to the world genera. It is a wonderful work of art as much as it is an instructive work of science. I see you collaborated with several big names. That of course enhances the book’s authority on the subject. I look forward to your similar treatments of additional groups in the superfamily Caraboidea (Geadephaga).

    Thank you for helping me get through the technical process of book ordering. I will surely recommend the book to my colleagues.

  6. potterandpundit (verified owner)

    A superb book and exactly what I have been looking for. InsectBooks.com are also an excellent mail order service and thoughtful double box package to bring it to me access Europe. Thank you!

  7. Manuel Ortiz García (verified owner)

    Book received in perfect conditions.
    Thank you very much. It has been a pleasure contacting you.
    My congratulations for that magnificent book.

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