|scientific name Cicindela tranquebarica kirbyi |
common name Oblique tiger beetle
Alkaline mud flats, sandy blowouts, prairie grasslands, boreal forest trails.
These beetles have been collected in May through August; also expected in September.
The 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.
This species is widespread and very common in Alberta.
The range of this species extends over most of United States and Canada. The subspecies Cicindela t. kirbyi is found in most of Alberta.
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