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Species Cicindelidia rufiventris - Eastern Red-bellied Tiger Beetle

Cicindela rufiventris - Cicindelidia rufiventris Cicindela rufiventris hentzi - Cicindelidia rufiventris Cicindela punctulata? - Cicindelidia rufiventris Cicindela rufiventris cumatilis? - Cicindelidia rufiventris Cicindelidia rufiventris? - Cicindelidia rufiventris Cicindelidia rufiventris rufiventris - Cicindelidia rufiventris Cicindelidia rufiventris Cicindela rufiventris? - Cicindelidia rufiventris
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 rufiventris (Eastern Red-bellied Tiger Beetle)
Other Common Names
Red-bellied Tiger Beetle, Redbelly Tiger Beetle
Explanation of Names
Cicindelidia rufiventris (Dejean 1825)
3 sspp. in our area(1)
9-12 mm(1)
abdomen under the elytra is bright red, especially towards the rear
e. US (MA-FL panhandle to IL-OK-TX)(1)
clay soils or clay mixed with gravel; dirt roads. Burrows under rocks (ssp. hentzi) or yellow clay (ssp. rufiventris)(1)
May-Sep, mostly Jun-Jul(1)
Life Cycle
1 or 2 years(1)
Works Cited
1.A field guide to the tiger beetles of the United States and Canada: identification, natural history, and distribution... 2nd Ed.
Pearson D.L., Knisley C.B., Duran D.P., Kazilek C.J. 2015. Oxford University Press. 328 pp.