Species Details

Cicindela duodecimguttata

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Common NameTwelve-spot tiger beetle SeasonalityThese beetles have been collected in May and June, and are also expected in July through September. IdentificationThis species is similar to Cicindela repanda . However, it is more closely related to C. oregona and hybridizes with it in a realtively wide zone along the Rocky Mountain Foothills of Alberta. Populations of C. duodecimguttata occur east of the foothills and populations of C. oregona to the west along mountain valleys. Hybrid populations have markings intermediate to those of C. oregona and C. duodecimguttata. The humeral lunule may be narrowly broken or expressed as a spot and the marginal line is of variable length.

Scientific Name Cicindela duodecimguttata Common Name Twelve-spot tiger beetle Seasonality These beetles have been collected in May and June, and are also expected in July through September. Identification
This species is similar to Cicindela repanda . However, it is more closely related to C. oregona and hybridizes with it in a realtively wide zone along the Rocky Mountain Foothills of Alberta. Populations of C.…
This species is similar to Cicindela repanda . However, it is more closely related to C. oregona and hybridizes with it in a realtively wide zone along the Rocky Mountain Foothills of Alberta. Populations of C. duodecimguttata occur east of the foothills and populations of C. oregona to the west along mountain valleys. Hybrid populations have markings intermediate to those of C. oregona and C. duodecimguttata. The humeral lunule may be narrowly broken or expressed as a spot and the marginal line is of variable length.
Life History Members of this species have a two year life cycle, with the third instar larva passing through the first winter and the adult the second. Adults and larvae winter in burrows near the stream or pond margin. Conservation Relatively common in Alberta. Diet Info None available. Range The range of this species covers most of Canada and the United States. This species is found throughout Alberta with the exception of the far north and western Rockies.

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"Cicindela duodecimguttata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-3. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Coleoptera Suborder Adephaga Superfamily Caraboidea Family Carabidae Subfamily Cicindelinae Tribe Cicindelini Genus Cicindela Species Cicindela duodecimguttata
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum