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Species Cicindela scutellaris - Festive Tiger Beetle

8008420 - Cicindela scutellaris festive tiger beetle - Cicindela scutellaris Tiger beetle B ID - Cicindela scutellaris Cicindela scutellaris rugata x s. scutellaris - Cicindela scutellaris Festive Tiger Beetles? - Cicindela scutellaris Cicindela scutellaris rugifrons B - Cicindela scutellaris Cicindela scutellaris scutellaris, mating pair - Cicindela scutellaris - male - female MN Aug - Cicindela scutellaris
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 (Common 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)