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Species Cicindela repanda - Bronzed Tiger Beetle

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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 Cicindela (Temperate Tiger Beetles)
Species repanda (Bronzed Tiger Beetle)
Other Common Names
Common Shore Tiger Beetle, Shore Tiger Beetle
Explanation of Names
Cicindela repanda Dejean 1825
repandus "with a wavy margin"
Three subspecies(1):
C. r. repanda Dejean --most of NA
C. r. novascotiae Vaurie --NS-PE-QC (Magdalen Is.)
C. r. tanneri Knaus --e.UT
11-13 mm(2)
Labrum small with one tooth; pronotum coppery and hairy. Shoulder marking (humeral lunule) touches or nearly touches the middle band.
Most of North America (LB-AB to FL-AZ)(3)
Sand, gravel, or clay soil with sparse vegetation adjacent to streams and rivers.
Spring and summer, but seldom seen in the hottest part of summer. Occasionally seen in early fall.
Life Cycle
Two year life cycle, with third instar larvae passing through the first winter, and adults the second.
Print References
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.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
3.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.
4.Tiger Beetles of Alberta: Killers on the Clay, Stalkers on the Sand
John Acorn. 2001. University of Alberta Press.