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Species Cicindela sexguttata - Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six Spotted Tiger Beetle - Cicindela sexguttata Six-spotted Tiger Beetle - Cicindela sexguttata Six-spotted Tiger Beetle - Cicindela sexguttata six-spotted tiger beetle - Cicindela sexguttata Cicindela_sexguttata_Male - Cicindela sexguttata - male green tiger looking beetle - Cicindela sexguttata spotted green beetle? - Cicindela sexguttata Six-spotted Tiger Beetle - Cicindela sexguttata
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)
Explanation of Names
Cicindela sexguttata Fabricius 1775
10 subspp. proposed, but none consistently diff. from other pops. (1)
10-14 mm (1)
Brilliant green coloration with six white spots distinctive. Occasional variation: bluish overall color, or spots missing.
e NA (TX-GA-ME-NE), adj. Can., but absent from the Gulf Coast area (1)
Dirt paths in grassy areas, but seldom far from the woods; often hunting along sidewalks/roads and on large lying logs
Adults mostly Apr-Jul, but some cont. into Sept. (1)
probably the most commonly seen nearctic Tiger Beetle
Print References
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.