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Species Amblycheila baroni - Montane Giant Tiger Beetle

 Specimen of the UAIC - Amblycheila baroni Amblycheila baroni - male - female Amblycheila baroni Amblycheila baroni Larva - Amblycheila baroni Larva - Amblycheila baroni Larva - Amblycheila baroni Larva at burrow entrance - Amblycheila baroni
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 Amblycheilini (Blunt-lipped Tiger Beetles)
Genus Amblycheila (Giant Tiger Beetles)
Species baroni (Montane Giant Tiger Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Amblycheila baroni Rivers, 1890
Size
20 to 25 mm (1)
Identification
See key on genus page.
Range
Southern and central Arizona (1)
Habitat
Open pinyon-juniper areas with sandy/gravely soils with large boulders present; above 900 m. (1)
Season
Adults are active from July to September. (1)
Food
Predacious
Life Cycle
Larvae are very large and construct burrows in soft substrate under flat stones and at the bases of large stones and boulders. (2)
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.
2.eAgra: Western Hemisphere Caraboidea