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scientific name    Cicindela hirticollis shelfordi    

common name     Beach tiger beetle

habitat
Light colored beach sands with little or no vegetation and on sand bars in large rivers.

seasonality
Adults of this species have been collected in June.

identification
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 shelfordi are always brown.

life history
This species appears to have late summer adults, which hibernate, and then mate the following spring.

conservation
This subspecies is moderately common in Alberta, and is on the ANHIC watch list.

diet info
None available.

range
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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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=67



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