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By David L. Pearson, C. Barry Knisley, Charles J. Kazilek

This colour illustrated box and traditional historical past consultant treats all 107 recognized tiger beetle species present in North the USA above the Mexican border. Tiger beetles are one of the most generally came upon and renowned households of bugs world wide. permitting novice naturalists and pros to exploit identity methods--comparison of coloured images to reside or fixed specimens, and use of illustrated dichotomous keys--full organic money owed emphasize issues for id, behaviors, and habitats. Distribution maps exhibit the place a variety of species and subspecies are available. The authors advertise a brand new and fascinating job of insect looking at in its place or complement to gathering (the common feeling between "butterfliers" and dragonfly and damselfly enthusiasts). speaking basically during the un-refereed magazine Cincindela, (Tiger Beetler) experts themselves desire the time period, "cicindelophiles." They symbolize an ardent sublet of the becoming variety of critical beginner naturalists who put money into outdoors actions looking and determining birds, butterflies, dragonflies, flowering crops, and numerous other kinds of lifestyles.

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Hamata); C, rear end of female elytron bent downward with apical spine near tip; D, rear end of female elytron unbent and with apical spine farther forward. 25a 25b Front maculation with a prominent dot at front end of each elytron forming a G or inverted G (fig. 12A, B) 26 Front maculation without a basal dot at front end of each elytron forming a J or inverted J (fig. 12C) 30 26a Medium sized (>11 mm); middle maculation long 26b Small (<11 mm); middle maculation very short, broad basally and tapering at its inner end White Sand Tiger Beetle (C.

14 A, frons with clusters of setae near each eye (Gulfshore Tiger Beetle, C. pamphila); B, frons with no clusters of setae. 34a 34b 35a 35b 35c 35d 30 Legs covered throughout with fine, flattened setae; head proportionally large; body and legs all black with no maculations 35 Legs covered incompletely or sparsely with setae, but not clothed throughout; body and legs not black and maculations variable 36 Elytral surface with deep, distinct punctures, never with green reflections in punctures; elytra dull, not velvetlike in appearance; male labrum black with light-colored patch in center, Texas to extreme southern Oklahoma Loamy-ground Tiger Beetle (C.

24B) 68 67b First antennal segment with 3 long setae; variable habitats but usually riparian (fig. 24A) 69 68a Restricted to coastal sand dunes from northern California to Washington Pacific Coast Tiger Beetle (C. bellissima) 68b Restricted to Coral Pink Sand Dunes in southwestern Utah Coral Pink Sand Dune Tiger Beetle (C. albissima) 68c Restricted to Great Sand Dunes, southern Colorado 68d Restricted to Bruneau dune area of southwestern Idaho and shows distinct tooth on mandible projecting upward (fig.

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