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Species Cicindelidia hornii - Horn's Tiger Beetle

Cicindela hornii Schaupp - Cicindelidia hornii - female Cicindela hornii Schaupp - Cicindelidia hornii - female Cicindela hornii Schaupp - Cicindelidia hornii - female Shiny, black, immaculate tiger beetle - Cicindelidia hornii Cicindela hornii - Cicindelidia hornii Cicindela hornii - Cicindelidia hornii Cicindela hornii Schaupp - Cicindelidia hornii Cicindelidia hornii
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 Cicindelidia
Species hornii (Horn's Tiger Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cicindela hornii Schaupp, 1884
Explanation of Names
Patronym honors coleopterist George H. Horn (1840-1897)
Size
11-15 mm (1)
Identification
Range
se. AZ, s. NM, w. TX (1)
Habitat
Upland (1)
Season
May to Nov, but mostly during the summer rainy season: June to Sept. (1)
Life Cycle
Only larvae overwinter, life cycle is 2-3 yrs (1)
Remarks
Usually quite ephemeral, out after rains but not too long. They also come in blue and green forms, but probably mostly black in NM. (Comment by Dr. C. Barry Kinsley).
See Also
Black Sky Tiger Beetle - Cicindela nigrocoerulea nigrocoerulea, but upper surfaces are dull and the labrum is white. (1)
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.