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Genus Cicindela - Temperate Tiger Beetles

Male and Female Cicindela - Cicindela purpurea - female Tiger Beetle Cicindela sp. - Cicindela decemnotata spotted green beetle? - Cicindela sexguttata - male - female Six-spotted tiger beetle - Cicindela sexguttata Owens Lake Tranquebarica - Cicindela tranquebarica Cicindela limbata limbata - Cicindela limbata - male Cicindela limbata limbata - Cicindela limbata - female Oblique-lined Tiger Beetles Mating - Cicindela tranquebarica - male
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 Cicindelini (Flashy Tiger Beetles)
Genus Cicindela (Temperate Tiger Beetles)
Other Common Names
Common Tiger Beetles
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formerly treated to include all the NA members of Cicindelini; treated here narrowly following(1)(2)
Explanation of Names
Cicindela Linnaeus 1758
Latin cicindela 'glowworm'
Numbers
as treated here, 38 spp. in our area(3); a very speciose genus with ~800 spp. worldwide
Size
10-15 mm
Range
Throughout NA and most of the world
Habitat
Typically open habitats with sandy soil, often near streams or ponds, lakes; some species in woodlands, clay soils.
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