|scientific name Cicindela fulgida |
common name Shiny tiger beetle
Alkaline soils along streams and coulees; adults found in areas devoid of vegetation.
Adults of this species have been collected in May, July and August and are expected in June.
These beetles differ from all other Alberta cicindelids in their heavy maculation pattern and greasy appearance. The humeral lunule touches or blends into the middle band.
Members of this spring-fall species overwinter as adults, and is on the ANHIC watch list.
This species is relatively rare in Alberta.
The range of this species extends through central and eastern United States to southeastern and south central Canada. This species is found only in the southeastern corner of Alberta.
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