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Species Cicindela scutellaris - Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle - Cicindela scutellaris - male Festive Tiger Beetle - Cicindela scutellaris - male Cicindela scutellaris flavoviridis x s. rugata - Cicindela scutellaris Festive Tiger Beetle - Cicindela scutellaris Cicindela scutellaris scutellaris - Cicindela scutellaris - male Cicindela scutellaris scutellaris - Cicindela scutellaris - female Festive Tiger Beetle - Cicindela scutellaris Cicindela scutellaris scutellaris - Cicindela scutellaris - male
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 (Temperate Tiger Beetles)
Species scutellaris (Festive Tiger Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Cicindela scutellaris Say 1823
Size
11-13 mm
Identification
iridescent reddish bronze to reddish purple; maculations reduced or absent(1)
Range
widespread east of the Rockies(1)
Habitat
dry sandy habitats with sparse vegetation such as blowouts, dune swales, and roads(1)
Life Cycle
spring/fall species; 2-year life cycle(1)