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Species Ellipsoptera hamata - Coastal Tiger Beetle

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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 Ellipsoptera (Ellipsed-winged Tiger Beetles)
Species hamata (Coastal Tiger Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cicindela (Ellipsoptera) hamata Audouin & Brullé 1839
Explanation of Names
hamata = 'hooked'
2 sspp. in our area(1)
9-13 mm(1)
Gulf Coast (FL-TX), not recorded inland except in extreme so. TX(1) (Map)
tidal marshes, coastal mudflats, bare or sparsely vegetated mud near water edge(1)
Adults Apr-Dec, most common in Jun(1)
Common at lights(1)
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.