Cicindela cinctipennis cinctipennis    



common name     Grass-runner tiger beetle

habitat
Adults prefer sparse grass on clay soils in prairie grasslands; also on saline and alkaline soils.

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

identification
Adults of Cicindela c. cinctipennis are small slender beetles; elytron with an unbroken marginal band, and the middle band may be distinct or reduced. Adults of C. 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.

life history
Adults are active during midsummer.

conservation
This subspecies is moderately rare in Alberta.

diet info
None available.

range
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 Territory. Cicindela c. cinctipennis is found in the southern fifth of Alberta and near Peace River in the north.

people
species page authorHilchie, Gerald J. 
species page editorShpeley, D. 

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=108

 

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