Subfamily - Cicindelinae

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


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146 results for "Cicindelinae"

Cicindela limbata nympha

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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.

Cicindela limbata hyperborea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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 Cicindela 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.

Cicindela formosa formosa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Common NameBeautiful tiger beetle SeasonalityThese beetles have been collected from May through July and September; also expected in August. IdentificationThis is the largest of the Alberta tiger beetles. The shape of the humeral lunule is distinctive. Adults have a bright blue metallic lustre on the ventral surface, with the pigmented areas of the elytra red to red-purple.

Cicindela lengi versuta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Common NameBlowout tiger beetle SeasonalityThese beetles have been collected from April through August, and are also expected in September. IdentificationAdults of this species appear similar to those of Cicindela formosa but are distuinguished by their smaller size, and long, straight humeral lunule.

Cicindela purpurea audubonii

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Common NameCowpath tiger beetle SeasonalityAdults have been collected in March, May and August, and are expected in April, June and July. IdentificationAdults of this subspecies come in two color forms, black or green. In Alberta most specimens lack the subhumeral spot, and this readily distinguishes them from adults of Cicindela splendida limbalis.

Cicindela decemnotata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Common NameBadlands tiger beetle SeasonalityThese beetles have been collected in May, June and August, and are also expected in July. IdentificationThis green or violaceous tiger beetle is characterized by reduction of the humeral lunule and a long, descending arm of the middle band of the elytron. The violoaceous form is common in the Peace River region. However, the vilolaceous color may be an after-death artifact.

Cicindela limbalis limbalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Common NameClaybank tiger beetle SeasonalityAdults of this species have been collected from April to October. IdentificationElytral maculations of this species are similar to those of adult Cicindela decemnotata, and the two can be separated on the basis of the middle band. The reddish tinge and presence of a subhumeral spot on the elytra also serve as distinguishing features.

Cicindela duodecimguttata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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.

Cicindela hirticollis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

SeasonalityAdults of this species have been collected from June to September; also expected in May. IdentificationAdults of this species are distinguished from others of the Maritima group by the strongly "C" shaped humeral lunule on the elytra. In other aspects they are similar to members of Cicindela repanda. Members of hitricollis from the intervening area are usually brown, but occasional blue or green individuals occur as well.

Cicindela tranquebarica kirbyi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Common NameOblique tiger beetle SeasonalityThese beetles have been collected in May through August; also expected in September. IdentificationThe long, obliquely-directed, descending arm of the humeral lunule is a distinquishing character. Adults of Cicindela tranquebarica kirbyi have the elytral markings broad with a brozy-green ground color. Adults of C. tranquebarica borealis can be recognized by a broken humeral lunule band or by the ends of the band narrowly joined in the middle.

Cicindela tranquebarica borealis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Common NameOblique tiger beetle SeasonalityThese beetles have been collected in May through July. IdentificationThe long, obliquely-directed, descending arm of the humeral lunule is a distinquishing character. Adults of Cicindela tranquebarica borealis can be recognized by a broken humeral lunule band or by the ends of the band narrowly joined in the middle. Adults of C. tranquebarica kirbyi have the elytral markings broad with a brozy-green ground color.

Cicindela longilabris longilabris

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Common NameLong-lipped tiger beetle SeasonalityThese beetles have been collected from late April through August, and also expected in September. IdentificationThis species is closely related to Cicindela nebraskana. Correct identification is often difficult; species determination is based on microsculpture of the elytra and habitat preference when known. Cicindela longilabris adults have the elytral surface covered with minute granules resulting in a dull lustre while those of C. nebraskana are have more lustre. Members of C. longilabris live in forest clearings and meadows and C. nebraskana in prairie grasslands.

Cicindela nebraskana

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Common NameBlack-bellied tiger beetle SeasonalityThese beetles have been collected from May through August; are also expected in April and September. IdentificationAdults of this species are slightly smaller than those of Cicindela longilabris and have reduced elytral maculations. Cicindela nebraskana adults have a black, rarely iridescent underside, whereas Cicindela longilabris adults are usually iridescent blue, green or bronzed on the underside. Cicindela nebraskana adults have the elytral surface more lustrous while those of C. longilabris are covered with minute granules resulting in a dull lustre. Members of C. nebraskana live in prairie grasslands while C. longilabris live in forest clearings and meadows.

Cicindela fulgida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Common NameShiny tiger beetle SeasonalityAdults of this species have been collected in May, July and August and are expected in June. IdentificationThese beetles differ from all other Alberta cicindelids in their heavy maculation pattern and greasy appearance. The humeral lunule touches or blends into the middle band.

Cicindela scutellaris scutellaris

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Common NameFestive tiger beetle SeasonalityThese beetles have been collected from May through August, and are also expected in September. IdentificationAdults of this species cannot be mistaken for those of any other species in Alberta. Bright red elytra lacking all maculations characterize this subspecies.
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Cicindela lepida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Common NameGhost tiger beetle SeasonalityAdults of this species have been collected from June through August. IdentificationAdults of this species are the palest tiger beetles in Alberta and have obscure markings on the elytra and pale legs offering them excellent cryptic protection on pale sand.

Cicindela nevadica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Common NameSalt Creek tiger beetle SeasonalityAdults of this species have been collected in May and July; also expected in June and August. IdentificationThese beetles resemble those of Cicindela cuprescens, a non resident species. Adults of C. nevadica are bronze with off-white elytral maculations. The humeral lunule is slightly recurved toward the base and body hairs are decumbent.

Cicindela cinctipennis cinctipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Common NameGrass-runner tiger beetle SeasonalityAdults of this subspecies have been collected in June and July. IdentificationAdults of Cicindela c. cinctipennis are small slender beetles; elytron with an unbroken marginal band, and the middle band may be distinct or reduced. Adults of C. cinctipennis imperfecta are slightly larger; elytron with the marginal band greatly reduced, or at most the humeral lunule is represented by a small spur which joins up with the middle band.

Cicindela scutellaris

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Cicindela repanda repanda

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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