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Species Parvindela celeripes - Swift Tiger Beetle

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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 Parvindela (American Diminutive Tiger Beetles)
Species celeripes (Swift Tiger Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Cicindela celeripes LeConte 1848
Size
8-9 mm (1)
Identification
Flightless, dull green to brown. Elytral maculations are broken into dots
Range
TX to NE (1) Now rare or extirpated in Nebraska.
Season
most common in July (1)
Life Cycle
extremely wary, hides in the base of thick vegetation (1)
Remarks
Texas Parks & Wildlife considers this to be a "Species of Greatest Conservation Need" (SGCN) (2)
this easily overlooked sp., may be more common than thought (1)
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1846-1848. A descriptive catalogue of the geodephagous Coleoptera inhabiting the United States, east of the Rocky Mountains. Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York, 4(6-12): 173-47
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.Texas "Species of Greatest Conservation Need" (SGCN) - TPWD