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scientific name    Cicindela cinctipennis imperfecta    

common name     Grass-runner tiger beetle

Adults have been collected on sandy clay soils on river banks.

Adults of this subspecies have been collected in June and July.

Adults of Cicindela cinctipennis imperfecta are slightly larger; elytron with the marginal band greatly reduced, or at most the humeral lunule is represented by a small spur which joins up with the middle band. Adults of C. c. cinctipennis are small slender beetles; elytron with an unbroken marginal band, and the middle band may be distinct or reduced.

life history
Adults are active during midsummer.

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

diet info
None available.

The range of this species extends over the western half of United States and Canada (extreme south) with isolated populations in northern Alberta and Yukon Terrotory. Cicindela cintipennis imperfecta is only known from the Kootenay Plains southwest of Nordegg.

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