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Species Cicindela ancocisconensis - Appalachian Tiger Beetle

Appalachian tiger beetle - Cicindela ancocisconensis - male Appalachian Tiger Beetle - Cicindela ancocisconensis Appalachian Tiger Beetle - Cicindela ancocisconensis Appalachian Tiger Beetle? - Cicindela ancocisconensis dorsal habitus 2 - Cicindela ancocisconensis Appalachian Tiger Beetle- view 3 - Cicindela ancocisconensis Tiger Beetle - Cicindela ancocisconensis - male Smoke Hole Tiger - Cicindela ancocisconensis
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 ancocisconensis (Appalachian Tiger Beetle)
Other Common Names
Boulder Beach Tiger Beetle has been used as a common name, but it appears that no common name has really caught on for this species as yet.
14-16 mm
Appalachian Mts + much of the Midwest and QC
Sandy river banks, river islands
Life Cycle
2-yr life cycle; overwinters as larva
Scarce and getting scarcer but can be locally abundant
Print References
Works Cited
1.Tiger Beetles: A Field Guide and Identification Manual for Florida and Eastern U.S.
Paul Merrill Choate. 2003. University Press of Florida.
2.Tiger Beetles of West Virginia
Thomas J. Allen and Robert E. Acciavatti. 2002. West Virginia Department of Natural Resources.