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Photo#1649654
Hairy-necked tiger beetle  Cicindela hirticollis - Cicindela hirticollis

Hairy-necked tiger beetle Cicindela hirticollis - Cicindela hirticollis
Seabrook Island North Beach, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
April 8, 2019
Numerous individuals on the beach. This series is of one individual except when it mates with a second.

Images of this individual: tag all
Hairy-necked tiger beetle  Cicindela hirticollis - Cicindela hirticollis Hairy-necked tiger beetle  Cicindela hirticollis - Cicindela hirticollis Hairy-necked tiger beetle  Cicindela hirticollis - Cicindela hirticollis

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Moved from ID Request.

 
C. repanda vs. C. hirticollis Photo#1649654
There seems to be some disagreement as to our identification of this tiger beetle. I do not know if it should be removed, left in place, or changed to another species. I do not want to have an image in the guide that is not correct because I know how great a resource the service is. Please give me some guidance on how to proceed.

 
I disagree with C. repanda. Did you intend to simply place it
in Cicindela to await expert opinion?

I would say C. hirticollis.
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C. hirticollis
Help me understand why? Those two look so similar to my untrained eye. Should I change the information on this page?

 
The first maculation
on the humeral/shoulder in repanda is 'C' shaped. In hirticollis the first maculation points/curves up back toward the head. Other features are, hirticollis common name is the 'hairy necked' tiger beetle due to the amount of setae/hair on its neck, the mandibles are longer and they usually are slight larger 12-15mm in length where repanda is usually 10-12mm. Hope this helps.

 
And so you would conclude that this is a _______?
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hirticollis
C. h. hirticollis

 
H. hirticollis
What do I need to do to make this record correct?

 
C. hirticollis
Since it was moved into the wrong species, what do I need to do to make this record correct?

 
Sorry, I am not a BugGuide editor and don't know how to make
that change.

 
Go to the first image you posted of these tiger beetles,
below the image select 'Edit' then make the necessary corrections/updates then Post. Again below the same image select 'Tag', the image should show up in the upper left. Type hirticollis in the upper right search bar. This will bring up images of insects named hirticollis, select an image of a tiger beetle. Above the image you will see a drill down menu, Home, Guide, etc. Click on the last one it should say Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle (Cicindela hirticollis) click here. This takes you to the 'Info' Tab page. Select the 'Image' tab next to the 'Info' tab, then select the 'move tagged images'. This should move the image you tagged and all the other photos from your post.

 
updating images
Worked, thanks for your guidance!

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