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Festive Tiger Beetle - Cicindela scutellaris - male

Festive Tiger Beetle - Cicindela scutellaris - Male
Warren Grove Gunnery Range, Egg Harbor City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA
June 16, 2012
Size: Maybe around 11 mm?

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Festive Tiger Beetle - Cicindela scutellaris - male Festive Tiger Beetle - Cicindela scutellaris - male Festive Tiger Beetle - Cicindela scutellaris - male Festive Tiger Beetle - Cicindela scutellaris - male Festive Tiger Beetle - Cicindela scutellaris - male

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Not a terrific common name, eh?
I have been seeing "six-spotted" TBs with 8 spots. I was pretty excited until I found out how common this is. They are highly variable. I've heard that 10 different subspecies have been proposed but they can't nail down consistent differences between populations so for now they are all "Six-spotted" regardless of # of spots. Maybe someday they'll get a new name.

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