Species Details

Cicindela limbata nympha

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Common NameSandy tiger beetle SeasonalityThese beetles have been collected from May through July. IdentificationIndividuals of Cicindela limbata nympha are distinguished by the pale elytra with reduced dark markings. The marginal band is expanded to cover most of the elytra leaving a narrow dark band down the center. A brown band identifies the subspecies C. l. nympha, a green band C. l. limbata. Specimens of C. l. hyperborea do not look like those of the southern subspecies. Markings are typical tiger beetle design with a brown elytral color. The greatly thickened elytral bands distinguish members of this subspecies from those of all other Maritima group species found in Alberta.

Scientific Name Cicindela limbata nympha Common Name Sandy tiger beetle Seasonality These beetles have been collected from May through July. Identification
Individuals of Cicindela limbata nympha are distinguished by the pale elytra with reduced dark markings. The marginal band is expanded to cover most of the elytra leaving a narrow dark band down the center. A brown…
Individuals of Cicindela limbata nympha are distinguished by the pale elytra with reduced dark markings. The marginal band is expanded to cover most of the elytra leaving a narrow dark band down the center. A brown band identifies the subspecies C. l. nympha, a green band C. l. limbata. Specimens of C. l. hyperborea do not look like those of the southern subspecies. Markings are typical tiger beetle design with a brown elytral color. The greatly thickened elytral bands distinguish members of this subspecies from those of all other Maritima group species found in Alberta.
Life History Cicindela limbata nympha has a three year life cycle in Manitoba; not known for Alberta. Adults are known to winter in loose sand. Conservation This subspecies is moderately common in Alberta. Diet Info None available. Range This subspecies is found on the central plains on either side of the Canada-U.S. border. These beetles are found in the southern half of Alberta.

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"Cicindela limbata nympha, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-4. Accessed 11 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 limbata nympha
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