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scientific name    Cicindela longilabris longilabris    

common name     Long-lipped tiger beetle

Sandy areas such as ridges and blowouts in conifer forests; also sandy forest paths and road sides.

These beetles have been collected from late April through August, and also expected in September.

This 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.

life history
Adults are known to overwinter.

This species is relatively common in Alberta.

diet info
None available.

The range of this species covers the western and north eastern regions of the United States and most of Canada. These beetles are found throughout the northern two thirds of Alberta. In southwestern Alberta is a race of Cicindela longilabris longilabris X C. longilabris perviridis X C. longilabris lauerentii (integrades).

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