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Genus Cicindela - Common Tiger Beetles

Cicindela scutellaris rugifrons - Cicindela scutellaris Tiger Beetle - Cicindela scutellaris Common Shore Tiger Beetle (Cicindela repanda) - Cicindela repanda  Cicindela - Common Tiger Beetles - Cicindela longilabris Six-spotted Tiger Beetle - Cicindela sexguttata Unknown Tiger Beetle - Cicindela Cicindela denverensis - female Cicindela pulchra pulchra, third instar at top of burrow - Cicindela pulchra
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles)
Family Carabidae (Ground Beetles)
Subfamily Cicindelinae (Tiger Beetles)
Tribe Cicindelini (Flashy Tiger Beetles)
Genus Cicindela (Common Tiger Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formerly treated to include all the NA members of Cicindelini; treated here narrowly following(1)(2)
Explanation of Names
Cicindela Linnaeus 1758
Latin cicindela 'glowworm'
Numbers
as treated here, 38 spp. in our area(3); a very speciose genus with ~800 spp. worldwide
Size
10-15 mm
Range
Throughout NA and most of the world
Habitat
Typically open habitats with sandy soil, often near streams or ponds, lakes; some species in woodlands, clay soils.
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