Its all about Tigers… through other species which share the name!

Its all about Tigers… through other species which share the name! - Global :

International Tiger Day (also Global Tiger Day) is marked annually on July 29th  and highlights the plight of tigers, raising awareness about these critically endangered species and the need to protect and conserve them. According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), tigers are affected by illegal wildlife trading, human conflict, habitat loss and fragmentation.  WWF note that less than 4000 tigers (Panthera tigres) remain in the wild globally, however, through conservation efforts their numbers are slowing increasing with an aim to increase numbers to over 6000 by 2022.

For this international Tiger Day iSpot12for12 would like to add to the celebrations of this iconic animal by putting the spotlight on a number of others which share the name ‘Tiger’.  We put together a list from observations, linked to the UK version of the iSpot dictionary, which have a common name containing Tiger.

Can you guess what kind of organisms they are? There is a clue in the name of some, but others are more tricky. Can you help us improve identifications? Click on the links below, go to some the observations from the images at the bottom of each page and agree if you think the name is correct, or suggest an alternative identification if the name is wrong. 

Tiger Scallop (Chlamys tigerina)

Tiger Slug (Limax maximus)

Branding OR Tiger Worm (Eisenia fetida)

Tiger's Eye (Coltricia perennis)

Cliff tiger beetle (Cylindera germanica)

Green Tiger Beetle (Cicindela campestris)

Cream-Spot Tiger (Arctia villica)

Garden Tiger (Arctia caja)

Heath Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sylvatica)

Jersey Tiger (Euplagia quadripunctaria)

Northern Dune Tiger Beetle (Cicindela hybrida)

Ruby Tiger (Phragmatobia fuliginosa subsp. fuliginosa)

Scarlet Tiger (Callimorpha dominula)

Wood Tiger (Parasemia plantaginis)

Dune Tiger Beetle (Cicindela maritima)

Tiger Cranefly (Nephrotoma flavipalpis)

There are others not listed so do mention them in the comments below and contribute to the discussion!  As usual, please do add your observations of any species with ‘Tiger’ in the name. To find out more about International Tiger Day go to this BBC article.

Happy iSpotting!

29 Jul 2021
Janice A