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Cicindelidia sp. - Cicindelidia sedecimpunctata

Cicindelidia sp. - Cicindelidia sedecimpunctata
Nogales, Arizona County, Arizona, USA
July 22, 2016
Size: Normal for cicindela
This appears to be a cicindelidia sp. That I saw in extreme southern Arizona earlier this year. In my beginning eyes it looked like c. mellisa, but I could certainly be wrong. Any help you can give is appreciated, and I may have made mistakes as I am new here. if any additional info is needed please let me know. It was found in a large breeding group around several puddles near the border of Mexico in southern AZ. They were found midday after a rain, in a pull-over known to have gray Hawks.

Moved, Cicindelidia sedecimpunctata
Moved from ID Request.

They are probably C. sedecimpunctata
Their pronotum and head don't seem a cupreous as melissa's are. Unless they were high up in elevation (especially in the Chiricahua Mountains), it is unlikely they are melissa.

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