Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Cicindelidia - American Tiger Beetles

Cicindela trifasciata? - Cicindelidia trifasciata Tiger beetle - Cicindelidia sedecimpunctata Cicindela schauppii G. Horn - Cicindelidia schauppii Unknown 'Bugs' - Cicindelidia ocellata Red-bellied Tiger Beetle - Cicindelidia rufiventris Cicindela punctulata chihuahuae? - Cicindelidia punctulata Black Sky Tiger Beetle - Cicindelidia nigrocoerulea - female
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 Cicindelidia (American Tiger Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
another former subgenus of Cicindela elevated to generic rank by Pearson et al. (2015)(1)
Explanation of Names
Cicindelidia Rivalier 1954
23 spp. in our area, ~70 total(2)
New World (Canada to Chile), most diverse in so. US & Mexico(2)(1)
Works Cited
1.A field guide to the tiger beetles of the United States and Canada: identification, natural history, and distribution... 2nd Ed.
Pearson D.L., Knisley C.B., Duran D.P., Kazilek C.J. 2015. Oxford University Press. 328 pp.
2.Carabidae of the World