Tiger Beetles of Minnesota, Wisconsin & Michigan.

• All 21 species of tiger beetles found in Minnesota, Wisconsin & Michigan


Tiger Beetles of Minnesota, Wisconsin & Michigan.


• All 21 species of tiger beetles found in Minnesota, Wisconsin & Michigan

.• An innovative format that makes field identification a snap.

• Fieldmark arrows point out the best distinguishing characteristics.

• Six pages of the best habitats to look for tiger beetles

• Detailed range maps for all species

•  Elytra comparison chart for easy IDs.

• More than 180 color photos

We are all very lucky that tiger beetles aren’t the size of German Shepherds! These ferocious pint-sized predators are also beautifully marked and some are extremely colorful. Fascinating to watch and easy to find, “tiger beetling” has become very popular with naturalists across the country. All 23 species in ALL of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan covered in detail. Loads of amazing natural history and over 100 color photos.

About the Author

Dr. Mathew Brust is a Professor of biology at Chadron State College in western Nebraska. He began collecting butterflies at a very young age, and at age 15 discovered tiger beetles at the farm across the street from his house in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. During his college years at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, he worked as an assistant field biologist for the Bureau of Endangered Resources at the Wisconsin DNR, with his primary specialty being locating previously undiscovered populations of rare insect species. In 2003 he published the first comprehensive paper on the distribution of Wisconsin tiger beetles. During his years as a graduate student in Nebraska he continued study and publish papers on tiger beetles. As a biology professor he also studies butterflies and moths, grasshoppers, and cicadas. He has published over 20 scientific papers on tiger beetles, and a book on the tiger beetles of Nebraska and South Dakota as well as a book on the grasshoppers of Nebraska.

About the Photographer

Mike Reese was an educator in Wautoma, Wisconsin for 29 years and has been interested in tiger beetles for many years. He runs a website on Wisconsin’s butterflies, tiger beetles and robber flies (wisconsinbutterflies.org). Mike has contributed his photos of insects to over a dozen field guides, including being the main photographer for Damselflies of Minnesota, Wisconsin & Michigan (2019). He is also very involved with the North American Butterfly Association. Mike has downsized in his retirement, moved to Two Rivers, Wisconsin, and has branched out from insects to also become the Director of Volunteers for the second Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas project.


112 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1-936571-12-3