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red-bellied tiger - Cicindelidia rufiventris

red-bellied tiger - Cicindelidia rufiventris
2 miles SE Hilda, Taney County, Missouri, USA
July 21, 2012
Size: ~ 14 mm
Caught on or near two tracked dirt road. If this is the Cicindela rufiventris rufiventris (eastern red-bellied tiger beetle) Bug Guide does not have one listed for Missouri. Confirmation would be appreciated.

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red-bellied tiger - Cicindelidia rufiventris red-bellied tiger - Cicindelidia rufiventris


Thank you both..
for your help. If this is Cicindela rufiventris cumatilis should it be moved to that page, or is it located where it is now for others to confirm?

It's a blend of characters so
It's a blend of characters so it's best to leave it just under C. rufiventris. C. r. rufiventris is indicated by the spots and C. r. cumatilis by the blue color. I caught similar, (more blue and with smaller spots), specimens in western Arkansas last summer.

The individuals from that region are considered by many experts to be intergrades between nominate rufiventris and cumatilis.

Again thank you..
for the information and your expertise.

Cicindela rufiventris rufiven
Cicindela rufiventris rufiventris x C. f. cumatilis

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