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Cicindela politula petrophila? - Cicindelidia politula - male - female

Cicindela politula petrophila? - Cicindelidia politula - Male Female
Gadalupe Mountains National Park, 7900', Culberson County, Texas, USA
August 14, 2008
On permian limestone at 7900' elevation.

Moved

Moved
Moved from Tiger Beetles.

politula
Wow, what a fascinating photo. You are correct. This is C. politula. Great photo of a local species.

western tiger beetle.
western tiger beetle.

Cool photo!!
Can't help with the ID, unfortunately, but interested in the behavior... Is this two males competing to copulate with a female?

Will move to Tiger Beetles for now...

 
That's what I am guessing
but I'm lucky to have a stab at a species ID. Sex determination is beyond my skill level.

 
two males
You can tell male tiger beetles by looking for those white setal pads on the tarsal segments. Females lack this feature.

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