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Subspecies Cicindela formosa formosa

Big Sand Tiger Beetle - Cicindela formosa Tiger beetle, Cicindela lengi versuta or Cicindela formosa? - Cicindela formosa Cicindela formosa formosa - Cicindela formosa - male Cicindela formosa formosa larva (third instar) at top of burrow - Cicindela formosa Cicindela formosa formosa - Cicindela formosa - male Cicindela formosa formosa - Cicindela formosa - female Cicindela formosa formosa - Cicindela formosa - male Cicindela formosa formosa - Cicindela formosa
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 formosa (Big Sand Tiger Beetle)
Subspecies formosa (Cicindela formosa formosa)
Explanation of Names
Cicindela formosa Say, 1817
formosa (L). 'graceful, beautiful' (1)
Numbers
5 subspp., plus several other forms (2)
Size
15-17 mm (BG data)
Identification

Cicindela formosa formosa Say
Det. Dennis Haines, 2010
Range
mostly: Great Plains states (2)
See Also

Cicindela formosa pigmentosignata Horn
Det. E. G. Riley, 2012
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.A Field Guide To The Tiger Beetles Of The United States And Canada
David Pearson, C. Barry Knisley, Charles J. Kazilek, David L. Pearson, Barry C. Knisley. 2005. Oxford University Press.