Tiger Beetle?

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Tiger Beetle?

Post by Noah M » December 12th, 2015, 6:33 am

Found in xeric habitat in North Central Florida

Cicindela sexguttata?

Photographed more or less in situ. My hiking may have disturbed it, but after this one and only photograph, it flew away. The sugar sand and deer moss give you an idea of the habitat.

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Post by Daniel D Dye » December 12th, 2015, 9:51 am

Noah, did you catch the color of the mandibles and the other moth parts? Were there white spots at the end of the elytra?

Because of the time of year, it's probably Cicindela scutellaris unicolor.

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Re: Tiger Beetle?

Post by Noah M » December 12th, 2015, 5:40 pm

Daniel D Dye wrote:Noah, did you catch the color of the mandibles and the other moth parts? Were there white spots at the end of the elytra?

Because of the time of year, it's probably Cicindela scutellaris unicolor.

Daniel

What you see is what I saw. There was the beetle so I pointed the camera and started firing away.

Thanks for the info; it seems like a match!

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