|scientific name Cicindela nevadica |
common name Salt Creek tiger beetle
Adults prefer open areas with sparse vegetation; on alkaline soil along margin of rivers.
Adults of this species have been collected in May and July; also expected in June and August.
These beetles resemble those of Cicindela cuprescens, a non resident species. Adults of C. nevadica are bronze with off-white elytral maculations. The humeral lunule is slightly recurved toward the base and body hairs are decumbent.
Members of this summer species overwinter as adults.
This species is relatively rare in Alberta, and is on the ANHIC tracking list.
The range of this species extends over the western half of United States and south-central Canada. This species is found only in the southeastern corner of Alberta.
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