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Species Ellipsoptera hirtilabris - Moustached Tiger Beetle

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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 Ellipsoptera (Ellipsed-winged Tiger Beetles)
Species hirtilabris (Moustached Tiger Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cicindela hirtilabris
Explanation of Names
hirtilabris = 'hairy-lipped' (the setose labrum is a key identifying feature)
Size
9-11 mm
Identification
Dorsal surfaces are coppery with large maculations over much of the elytra. White setae cover much of the head and pronotum.
Range
Peninsular Florida and extreme se. Georgia (map)
Habitat
scrub, often with C. abdominalis and C. scabrosa(1); also, dry white sand areas including trails, road edges, and open areas with sparse vegetation
Food
Predaceous.
See Also
In northern Florida and the panhandle this species is replaced by C. gratiosa
Works Cited
1.Tiger Beetles: A Field Guide and Identification Manual for Florida and Eastern U.S.
Paul Merrill Choate. 2003. University Press of Florida.