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The Northeastern Beach Tiger Beetle (Cicindela Dorsalis Dorsalis) is sand-colored with white to light tan wing covers on the insect's back, often marked with fine dark lines. Its head and chest are bronze-green. The beetle's length varies from half an inch to three fifths of an inch (13 - 15.5 mm). They grasp their prey with long, curved mandibles (jaw-like mouthpart) in an aggressive manner, and their larvae are also predatory and similarly equipped for feeding. They need high body heat to hunt effectively and eat lice, beach fleas, ants, flies, dead crabs and fish.