Habitats of tiger beetles are very variable, they can be found not only in the forests, grass lands and some members live near the beach, running on the sand with slender legs, under sunshine. In Vietnam, tiger beetles fauna is quite rich and they can be found from the low elevation as beach to very high mountain areas (up to over 2000 m).
Collecting or take photo of this kind of beetle some time quite hard work (specially as you try to work during the day), they are very sensitive with light changing, wind or any movement. With a small net in fast speed is a good way to collect the day flying tiger beetles, however their bodies are very soft and their legs are very easy to be broken so a soft insect net are recommended to be used in collecting.
Many of entomologists present the specimens of this species without pinning, they are better be glued on a card board with entomological water glue. Then the card board with the specimen will be pined in the entomological box with label.
A member of Cicindela sp. (maybe C. chienisis) photographed by Cuong Do in Bach Ma National Park, Thua Thien Hue Province