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Species Ellipsoptera gratiosa - Whitish Tiger Beetle

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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 Ellipsoptera (Ellipsed-winged Tiger Beetles)
Species gratiosa (Whitish Tiger Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cicindela gratiosa
Length: 10-12 mm
Dorsal Coloration: brownish-bronze large white maculations covering most of the dorsal surface. Appearance distinctive for this species in its range (1).
Southeastern United States: North Carolina south to Georgia, Florida (panhandle), Alabama, and Louisiana. Replaced by Cicindela hirtilabris in peninsular Florida (2).
Open and sandy areas (paths, roads, and sandy open patches bordering pine barrens)
A summer species (May-September)
Print References
Choate, pp. 109-110, plates 155-157, 222 (2)
Pearson et al., p. 173, plate 24, map 106 (1)
Brimley, p. 114, notes from coastal plain and sandhills of North Carolina, June-August (3).
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Tiger Beetles: A Field Guide and Identification Manual for Florida and Eastern U.S.
Paul Merrill Choate. 2003. University Press of Florida.
3.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.