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Tiger beetle - Cicindelidia sedecimpunctata

Tiger beetle - Cicindelidia sedecimpunctata
CaƱada de Ojo Sarco, east of Dixon, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, USA
June 23, 2017
Size: Typical tiger beetle
Doing typical tiger-beetle things on sandy margin of very small but perennial (I believe) stream in pinyon-juniper. There were many present, but I think these two images show the same individual.

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Tiger beetle - Cicindelidia sedecimpunctata Tiger beetle - Cicindelidia sedecimpunctata

Moved
Moved from Cicindelidia.

Moved
Moved from Beetles.

 
Thanks, V.
Now kind of wondering about sedecimpunctata.

 
in AZ that would have been my guess
I assume NM is a safe bet.
Uggh, why did the carabid people split up this genus?!?!?!?

 
In view of the safe bet
and an image I've added that might show a red abdomen tip, I'm moving this to C. sedecimpunctata. Please let me know if that's premature.

 
I suspect an oligarchy of "tiger beetle people"
did this - a different breed from the carabid generalist. I would have preferred keeping everything at the subgenus level.

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