The Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle sits in wait for passing insect prey. Like its namesake, it will hunt and attack passing bugs that never even realize they're being watched. Unlike darker Tiger Beetles, this species sits on vegetation, not the ground, making itself blend in with its chosen stalking site. If threatened, they are capable of emitting a foul smelling chemical to deter predators.
This beetle is most active in the daytime during late spring and early summer. They can be found in wooded areas, on nature trails and in open fields near forests.