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Species Cicindelidia politula - Limestone 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 Cicindelidia (American Tiger Beetles)
Species politula (Limestone Tiger Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Cicindela politula LeConte, 1875
polit - Latin for 'polished' (1)
Numbers
5 sspp. (2)
Range
NM-TX-OK (2)
Habitat
limestone or calcareous clay and in particular, dirt roads, bare areas, and trails near this type of substrate. (2)
Season
July-October (2)
Remarks
2 subspecies of concern:
Barbara Ann's tiger beetle - Cicindela politula barbarannae
Guadalupe Mountains tiger beetle - Cicindela politula petrophila
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1875. Descriptions of new Coleoptera of the United States with notes on geographical distributions. Transactions of the American Entomological Society Philadelphia 5: 169-176.
Sumlin, III, W.D. 1976. A new subspecies of Cicindela politula from west Texas and a note on C. cazieri (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 49: 521-526.
Sumlin, III, W.D. 1985. A review of Cicindela politula LeConte (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 58(2): 2002-227. JSTOR
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
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.