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Species Cicindela sexguttata - Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

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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)
Species sexguttata (Six-spotted Tiger Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Fabricius 1775
Numbers
10 subspp. proposed, but none consistently diff. from other pops. (1)
Size
10-14 mm (1)
Identification
Brilliant green coloration with six white spots distinctive. Occasional variation: bluish overall color, or spots missing.
Range
TX-GA-ME-NE, adj. Can., but absent from the Gulf Coast area (1)
Habitat
Dirt paths in grassy areas, but seldom far from the woods; often hunting along sidewalks/roads and on large lying logs
Season
Adults mostly Apr-Jul, but some cont. into Sept. (1)
Remarks
probably the most commonly seen nearctic Tiger Beetle
Print References
(2)(3)
Works Cited
1.A Field Guide To The Tiger Beetles Of The United States And Canada
David Pearson, C. Barry Knisley, Charles J. Kazilek, David L. Pearson, Barry C. Knisley. 2005. Oxford University Press.
2.Tiger Beetles of West Virginia
Thomas J. Allen and Robert E. Acciavatti. 2002. West Virginia Department of Natural Resources.
3.Tiger Beetles: A Field Guide and Identification Manual for Florida and Eastern U.S.
Paul Merrill Choate. 2003. University Press of Florida.