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Genus Ellipsoptera - Ellipsed-winged Tiger Beetles

Cicindela puritana - Ellipsoptera puritana Cicindela wapleri - Ellipsoptera wapleri Cicindela marutha - Ellipsoptera marutha Ellipsoptera hamata (Audouin & Brullé) - Ellipsoptera hamata - female Ghost - Ellipsoptera lepida Salt Creek Tiger Beetle (Cicindela nevadica lincolniana) - Ellipsoptera nevadica - female ZE.26609_Cicindela_marutha - Ellipsoptera marutha - female Tiger Beetle Identification Request - Ellipsoptera hamata - female
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)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formerly a subgenus of Cicindela, elevated to genus rank by Erwin and Pearson (2008)(1)
Numbers
11 spp., all in our area(2)
Range
most of the US (esp. in the south), with 2 spp. ranging into so. Canada and 4 into no. Mexico(2)
Remarks
Two species are listed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as endangered (E. nevadica lincolniana) or threatened (E. puritana).
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.