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Genus Ellipsoptera - Ellipsed-winged Tiger Beetles

BG1574 D0970 - Ellipsoptera wapleri Sandy Stream Tiger Beetle - Ellipsoptera macra - female Ellipsoptera nevadica E. n. tubensis - Ellipsoptera nevadica Ellisoptera nevadica nevadica - Ellipsoptera nevadica - male - female Ellipsoptera marginata - male Ellipsoptera - male - female Ellipsoptera nevadica makosika - Ellipsoptera nevadica - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga
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)
11 spp., all in our area(2)
most of the US (esp. in the south), with 2 spp. ranging into so. Canada and 4 into no. Mexico(2)
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.