|scientific name Cicindela hirticollis |
Light colored beach sands with little or no vegetation and on sand bars in large rivers.
Adults of this species have been collected from June to September; also expected in May.
Adults 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.
This species appears to have late summer adults, which hibernate, and then mate the following spring.
This species is moderately common in Alberta.
The range of this species extends over most of United States and Canada. This species is found in most of Alberta: athabascensis in the northeast; shelfordi in the southern third; and populations of uncertain status in the intervening area (not in the northwest).
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