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Tribe Cicindelini - Flashy Tiger Beetles

 
 
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A review of Cicindela politula LeConte (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae)
By Sumlin W.D., III
J. Kans. Ent. Soc. 58: 220-227, 1985

Intraspecific and geographic variation in Cicindela dorsalis Say (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae)
By H.P. Boyd and R.W. Rust
Coleopterists Bulletin, Vol. 36, No. 22, pp. 221-239, 1982
Read online free at JSTOR.

Cryptic diversity in the North American Dromochorus tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Cicindelinae)...
By Duran DP, Herrmann DP, Roman SJ, Gwiazdowski RA, Drummond JA, Hood GR, Egan SP
Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 186: 250–285, 2019
Full title: Cryptic diversity in the North American Dromochorus tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Cicindelinae): a congruence-based method for species discovery
Published 12 Sep 2018
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Tiger Beetles of South Dakota and Nebraska
By Stephen M. Spomer, Mathew L. Brust, Douglas C. Backlund, and Scott Weins
University of Nebraska, 2008
This booklet is an excellent guide to tiger beetles of the region. There is a beautiful image of each species with brief notes on identification, habitat, seasonality, and range.

Tiger Beetles of Manitoba: Ecology, Life History and Microsculpture
By Robert E. Wrigley, Larry de March and Erwin Huebner
Robert E. Wrigley, 2022
The book covers the 19 species occurring in prairie, aspen parkland, mixed forest, boreal forest, and tundra habitats of Manitoba, Canada. Chapters are entitled: ecology, life history, activity, distribution past and present, tiger beetles as predators and prey, observing tiger beetles, conservation status, historical quotations by scientists, tiger beetles as models for artists, and five pages of references. The book is richly supplied with large-scale images of the beetles and their habitats, 24 electron-microscope images (x 60 to 1800) detailing the morphology of several species, and images of artists' renditions of tiger beetles (e.g., belt buckle).

Tiger Beetles of New Mexico: Identification, Biology, and Conservation
By C. Barry Knisley, Mark S. Romero, Robert E. Acciavatti
C. Barry Knisley, 2023
Only fully illustrated account of tiger beetle fauna for any southwestern U. S. state, with conservation status of each New Mexico taxa, large color-coded dot map by county, with over 500 color photos.

Contact C. Barry Knisley (bknisley@rmc.edu)

Tiger Beetles of the Southeastern United States: A Field Guide
By Robert Gifford Beaton, R. Stephen Krotzer, Brian D. Holt
University of Alabama Press, 2021
Looks great so far. Excellent photos and detailed range maps. Bar charts for each species showing phenology are a plus.

Validation of tiger beetles as distinct family (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae), review and reclassification of tribal relationships
By Daniel P. Duran & Harlan M. Gough
Systematic Entomology, 2020
Abstract: The higher-level taxonomy of tiger beetles is re-evaluated in light of recent publications based on large taxon sets and a large number of genetic loci. These studies have demonstrated that tiger beetles are a distinct family, Cicindelidae Latreille, sister to the Carabidae Latreille (ground beetles) or Trachypachidae Thomson (false ground beetles) + Carabidae. Recent phylogenies have also recovered consistent patterns in higher-level relationships within the tiger beetles that challenge the traditional taxonomic framework, most of which is more than a century old. These phylogenetic results are reviewed along with concordant morphological characters to create an updated higher-level classification. The subfamily Collyrinae Csiki is not supported by any modern data. We recognize six tribes, Manticorini Laporte (new sense), Megacephalini Laporte (new sense), Collyridini Brullé, Ctenostomatini Laporte, Cicindelini Latreille and the reinstated Oxycheilini Chaudoir (with emended spelling).

 
 
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