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Species Cicindela hirticollis - Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle

Last Tiger Beetle - Cicindela hirticollis Cicindela hirticollis Hairy-Necked Tiger Beetle: Affinities to Is this Cicindela hirticollis ? - Cicindela hirticollis tiger beetle - Cicindela hirticollis C. h. corpuscula - Cicindela hirticollis Cicindela hirticollis shelfordi - Cicindela hirticollis - male Cicindela hirticollis siuslawensis? - Cicindela hirticollis
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 hirticollis (Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Say, 1817
Numbers
11 recognized subspecies
Size
Length: 12-15 mm
Identification
Humeral lunule shaped like a G
- from Okla.
Cicindela hirticollis Say
Det. Ben Coulter, 2012
Range
One of the most widely dist. tiger beetles in N. Amer.
Habitat
Almost always in close association with a body of water i.e., sandy beaches of streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans.
Season
Mar-Oct (BG data)
Life Cycle
Life Cycle: a spring/fall with a 1 or 2-year lifecycle
Print References
Graves, R. C., M. E. Krejci, & A. C. F. Graves. (1988). Geographic variation in the North American tiger beetle Cicindela hirticollis Say, with a description of five new subspecies (Coleptera: Cicindelidae). Canadian Entomologist, 120(7): 647-678.
Knisley, C. Barry and Michael S. Fenster. (2005). Apparent extinction of the tiger beetle, Cicindela hirticollis abrupta (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Cicindelinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 59(4): 451-458.(Full Text)
Mawdsley, J. R., M. D. Schlesinger, & O. D. Blanchard (2013). Status of the tiger beetle Cicindela hirticollis Say (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) in New York City and on Long Island, New York, USA. Insecta Mundi 0317: 1-7 (Full Text)
Internet References
ADW web page from the Univ. of Michigan, with 5 photos and much detailed life history info.
Xerces Society web page on C. hirticollis suislawensis.