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Genus Brasiella - Little Tiger Beetles

Cicindela viridisticta - Brasiella viridisticta Brasiella wickhami? - Brasiella wickhami Small Cicindela - Brasiella viridisticta Chiricahua Pygmy Tiger - Brasiella viridisticta Tiger Beetle - Brasiella viridisticta Sonoran Tiger Beetle? - Brasiella wickhami Brasiella wickhami? - Brasiella wickhami Brasiella viridisticta? - Brasiella viridisticta
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 Brasiella (Little Tiger Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formerly a subgenus of Cicindela, elevated to genus rank by Erwin and Pearson (2008)(1)
now includes Cylindera viridisticta =v=
Numbers
2 spp. in our area, ca. 40 spp. total(2)
Size
7-8 mm(2)
Identification
much smaller than the rest of NA tiger beetles
Range
extreme so. US (AZ, FL) to South America(2)
Works Cited
1.A treatise on the Western Hemisphere Caraboidea (Coleoptera): Their classification, distributions, and ways of life. Vol. II
Erwin T.L., Pearson D.L. 2008. Pensoft Series Faunistica 84. Pensoft Publishers, Sofia. 400 pp.
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.