|scientific name Cicindela scutellaris scutellaris |
common name Festive tiger beetle
Blowouts and sand dunes and sparsely vegetated edge zone dominated by scurf pea.
These beetles have been collected from May through August, and are also expected in September.
Adults of this species cannot be mistaken for those of any other species in Alberta. Bright red elytra lacking all maculations characterize this subspecies.
D. Macaulay image
Adults are known to overwinter.
This species is moderately rare in Alberta, and is on the ANHIC tracking list.
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.
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