|scientific name Cicindela lengi versuta |
common name Blowout tiger beetle
Dry open sandy areas of grasslands; also on prairie sand dunes and boreal forest sand ridges.
These beetles have been collected from April through August, and are also expected in September.
Adults of this species appear similar to those of Cicindela formosa but are distuinguished by their smaller size, and long, straight humeral lunule.
These beetles may take up to three years to complete larval development. Adults overwinter.
This species is moderatley rare in Alberta.
The range of this subspecies extends from the central plain of United States and Canada westward to the Rocky Mountains. This subspecies is mainly found in the south half of Alberta with a couple of scattered localities in the northern half.
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