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scientific name    Cicindela scutellaris scutellaris    

common name     Festive tiger beetle

habitat
Blowouts and sand dunes and sparsely vegetated edge zone dominated by scurf pea.

seasonality
These beetles have been collected from May through August, and are also expected in September.

identification
Adults 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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life history
Adults are known to overwinter.

conservation
This species is moderately rare in Alberta, and is on the ANHIC tracking list.

diet info
None available.

range
The range of this subspecies extends through central and eastern United States to southeastern and south central Canada. This subspecies is found only in the south-east corner of Alberta.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=27



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