The species in the tribe Cicindelini were formerly placed in a single genus (Cicindela
) until Erwin and Pearson (2008)(1)
elevated most subgenera to genus rank. These include Brasiella
, and Opilidia
Current freeze on Tiger Beetle taxonomy:
Not yet reflected by the post-2012 Caraboid Registry
nor yet acknowledged by BugGuide.net are recent selected taxonomic revisions of Cicindelini that were proposed in the popular field guide A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada, 2nd ed., 2015
by Pearson et al. Revisions therein were credited to comparative DNA analysis by Duran, DP & Gwiazdowski, RA (2015) who apparently reported their results in an unpublished (not peer reviewed) work entitled “Systematic revision of Nearctic Cicindelini (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Cicindelinae): Re-evaluating Rivalier’s taxonomy”.