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scientific name    Cicindela punctulata    

common name     Backroad tiger beetle

habitat
Adults prefer thin grass with bare paches of sandy loam in the southern prairie regions.

seasonality
Adults of this species have been collected in July and August.

identification
These beetles are readily distinguished by a row of metallic blue or green dots running down the length of each elytron. The other elytral maculations are quite variable, ranging from immaculate to well marked, but usually consisting of a few white spots.

life history
Adults survive a single summer with the larvae being the only overwintering stage.

conservation
This species is relatively rare in Alberta.

diet info
None available.

range
The range of this species extends over most of United States (excluding the west coast states) and Canada (extreme south). This species is found only in the southern fifth of Alberta.

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=86



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