Other Common Names
Common Shore Tiger Beetle, Shore Tiger Beetle
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described by Pierre François Marie Auguste Dejean
as Cicindela repanda
Explanation of Names
from scientific Latin repandus- "with a sinuous or wavy margin"
C. repanda repanda Dejean--widely distributed
C. repanda novascotiae Vaurie--Nova Scotia
C. repanda tanneri Knaus--eastern Utah
Labrum small with one tooth; pronotum coppery and hairy. Shoulder marking (humeral lunule) touches or nearly touches the middle band.
Most of North America: Labrador to Florida, west to Arizona, north to Alberta (see distribution map
Sand, gravel, or clay soil with sparse vegetation adjacent to streams and rivers.
Spring and summer, but seldom seen in the hottest part of summer. Occasionally seen in early fall.
A variety of insects. Also reported to take some fruit--the only tiger beetle known to do so [cite:10432].
Two year life cycle, with third instar larvae passing through the first winter, and adults the second.
In the Twelve-spotted Tiger Beetle
), the shoulder marking (humeral lunule) is well-separated from the middle band.
Pearson, pp. 64-66, plate 4 (1)
Tiger Beetles of West Virginia
--live adult image plus description, distribution, seasonality, common name reference [Common Shore Tiger Beetle] (Stephen Cresswell, West Virginia)
Tiger Beetles of Nebraska
--live adult image plus distribution, habitat, seasonality, common name reference [Bronzed Tiger Beetle] (U. of Nebraska at Lincoln)
plus description, distribution, habitat, biology, seasonality (U. of Connecticut)
pinned adult image
plus description, habitat, seasonality, biology, distribution, common name reference [Bronze Tiger Beetle] (Strickland Entomological Museum, U. of Alberta)
live adult image
and common name reference [Shore Tiger Beetle] (U. of Massachusetts at Boston)