Entomology Collection TitleImage Bugs Pinned
Species Page - Cicindela lepida
species list search results ->Cicindela lepida ->species page

E-mail this Page   
Print this Page   
Link to this Page   

scientific name    Cicindela lepida    

common name     Ghost tiger beetle

Pale yellow to white sand, usually on sand dunes, with no vegetation or other cover present.

Adults of this species have been collected from June through August.

Adults of this species are the palest tiger beetles in Alberta and have obscure markings on the elytra and pale legs offering them excellent cryptic protection on pale sand.

life history
Members of this summer species take two years to complete their life cycle.

This species is rare in Alberta, and is on the ANHIC tracking list.

diet info
None available.

The range of this species extends over most of central to eastern United States and southern Canada. This species is found only near the Alberta-Saskatchewan border in the southern fifth of Alberta.

quick link

Comments (0)Add New Comment

Comments are published according to our submission guidelines. The EH Strickland Entomological Museum does not necessarily endorse the views expressed.

Add New Comment (all fields are required)

Related Species Info
Display Hierarchy
References (4)
Specimen Info
There are 53 specimens of this species in the online database
Map Distribution
Adult Seasonal Distributioncreate a collection histogram with specimens
Specimen List (53)


Logo Department of Museums and Collections ServicesLogo University of Alberta