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Subspecies Cicindelidia rufiventris cumatilis

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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 Cicindelidia (American Tiger Beetles)
Species rufiventris (Eastern Red-bellied Tiger Beetle)
Subspecies cumatilis (Cicindelidia rufiventris cumatilis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. Comb: Cicindela cumatilis LeConte, 1851
Explanation of Names
cumato - Greek for 'a wave' (1)
1 of 3 subspp. (2)
note type of setae around the edge of the pronotum, and the texture of the elytra. (per Daniel P Duran, 5 July, 2007)
sc US (TX-MS-AR-OK) / ne. Mex. (2)
dry uplands (2)
mostly Jun-Jul (2)
Life Cycle
weak flyer, not active during heat of midday (2)
solitary sp., seldom encountered in large numbers. (2)
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1851. Descriptions of new species of Coleoptera, from California. Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York 5: 125-216.
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
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.