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scientific name    Cicindela limbata hyperborea    

common name     Sandy tiger beetle

Boreal forest on sparsely vegetated sandy dunes or blowouts; also disturbed sandy areas along roads.

These beetles have been collected from May through July.

Individuals of Cicindela limbata nympha are distinguished by the pale elytra with reduced dark markings. The marginal band is expanded to cover most of the elytra leaving a narrow dark band down the center. A brown band identifies the subspecies C. l. nympha, a green band C. l. limbata. Specimens of Cicindela l. hyperborea do not look like those of the southern subspecies. Markings are typical tiger beetle design with a brown elytral color. The greatly thickened elytral bands distinguish members of this subspecies from those of all other Maritima group species found in Alberta.

life history
Not known.

This subspecies is moderately rare in Alberta.

diet info
None available.

This subspecies is found only in central Canada. These beetles are found in the northeastern third of Alberta.

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