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Tiger Beetles of Texas - Cicindelinae

Some 47 species of Tiger Beetles occur in Texas (Pearson et al. 2005)

Speciemens primarily shot at the TAMUIC and the UTIC, Austin

Giant Tiger Beetles

Amblycheila sp.

Dromo Tiger Beetles

Cicindela (Dromochorus) belfragei Salle - Dromochorus belfragei Dromochorus belfragei Salle - Dromochorus belfragei - male
Cicindela (Dromochorus) belfragei Salle

Dromochorus velutinigrens Johnson - Dromochorus velutinigrens
Cicindela (Dromochorus) velutinigrens Johnson

Big-headed Tiger Beetles

Tetracha carolina  (Linnaeus) - Tetracha carolina - male
Tetracha carolina (Linnaeus)

Tetracha impressa (Chevrolat) - Tetracha impressa - female Tetracha impressa (Chevrolat) - Tetracha impressa - female Tetracha impressa (Chevrolat) - Tetracha impressa - female Tetracha impressa (Chevrolat) - Tetracha impressa - female
Tetracha impressa (Chevrolat)

Tetracha virginica (Linnaeus - Tetracha virginica
Tetracha virginica (Linnaeus)

Temperate Tiger Beetles

Cicindela formosa Say - Cicindela formosa Cicindela formosa pigmentosignata W. Horn - Cicindela formosa Cicindela formosa pigmentosignata W. Horn - Cicindela formosa
Cicindela (Cicindela) formosa Say

Cicindela splendida Hentz - Cicindela splendida Cicindela (Cicindela) splendida Hentz - Cicindela splendida
Cicindela (Cicindela) splendida Hentz

Cicindela sexguttata Fabricius - Cicindela sexguttata Cicindela sexguttata Fabricius - Cicindela sexguttata
Cicindela (Cicindela) sexguttata Fabricius

Cicindela fulgida Say - Cicindela fulgida
Cicindela (Cicindela) fulgida Say

Cicindela scutellaris scutellaris Say - Cicindela scutellaris
Cicindela (Cicindela) scutellaris scutellaris Say

Cicindela (Cicindela) scutellaris flavoviridis Vaurie - Cicindela scutellaris Cicindela scutellaris flavoviridis x s. rugata - Cicindela scutellaris
Cicindela (Cicindela) scutellaris flavoviridis Vaurie

Cicindela (Cicindela) scutellaris rugata Vaurie - Cicindela scutellaris Cicindela scutellaris rugata Vaurie - Cicindela scutellaris Cicindela scutellaris rugata x s. flavoviridis - Cicindela scutellaris Cicindela scutellaris rugata x s. scutellaris - Cicindela scutellaris
Cicindela (Cicindela) scutellaris rugata Vaurie

American Tiger Beetles

Cicindela schauppii G. Horn - Cicindela schauppii Cicindela schauppii G. Horn - Cicindela schauppii Cicindela schauppii G. Horn - Cicindela schauppii Cicindela schauppii G. Horn - Cicindela schauppii
Cicindela (Cicindelidia) schauppii G. Horn

 Cicindela trifasciata ascendens LeConte - Cicindela trifasciata
Cicindela (Cicindelidia) trifasciata ascendens LeConte

Cicindela n. nigrocoerulea LeConte - Cicindela nigrocoerulea
Cicindela (Cicindelidia) nigrocoerulea nigrocoerulea LeConte

Cicindela hornii Schaupp - Cicindela hornii - female Cicindela hornii Schaupp - Cicindela hornii - female Cicindela hornii Schaupp - Cicindela hornii
Cicindela (Cicindelidia) hornii Schaupp

Cicindela punctulata punctulata Olivier - Cicindela punctulata
Cicindela (Cicindelidia) punctulata punctulata Olivier

Cicindela p. punctulata x p. chihuahuae - Cicindela punctulata Cicindela p. punctulata x p. chihuahuae - Cicindela punctulata Cicindela p. punctulata x p. chihuahuae - Cicindela punctulata
Cicindela (Cicindelidia) p.  punctulata x p. chihuahuae

Cicindela obsoleta vulturina LeConte - Cicindela obsoleta Cicindela obsoleta vulturina LeConte - Cicindela obsoleta Cicindela obsoleta vulturina LeC. - Cicindela obsoleta
Cicindela (Cicindelidia) obsoleta vulturina LeConte

Cicindela tenuisignata LeConte - Cicindela tenuisignata
Cicindela (Cicindelidia) tenuisignata LeConte

Cicindela politula LeConte - Cicindela politula
Cicindela (Cicindelidia) politula politula LeConte

Cicindela sedecimpunctata Klug - Cicindela sedecimpunctata
Cicindela (Cicindelidia) sedecimpunctata shelfordi Graves

Cicindela (Cicindelidia) ocellata Klug - Cicindela ocellata
Cicindela (Cicindelidia) ocellata Klug

Habro Tiger Beetles

Habroscelimorpha circumpicta johnsoni (Fitch) - Habroscelimorpha circumpicta Habroscelimorpha circumpicta johnsoni (Fitch) - Habroscelimorpha circumpicta
Habroscelimorpha circumpicta johnsoni (Fitch)

Habroscelimorpha circumpicta (LaFerté-Sénectère) - Habroscelimorpha circumpicta
Habroscelimorpha circumpicta circumpicta (LaFerté-Sénectère)

Ellipsoptera hamata monti (Vaurie) - Ellipsoptera hamata
Habroscelimorpha dorsalis venusta (LaFerté-Sénectère)

Habroscelimorpha pamphila LeConte - Habroscelimorpha pamphila Habroscelimorpha pamphila (LeConte) - Habroscelimorpha pamphila - female Habroscelimorpha pamphila (LeConte) - Habroscelimorpha pamphila - female
Habroscelimorpha pamphila (LeConte)

Habroscelimorpha severa (LaFerté-Sénectère) - Habroscelimorpha severa - female Habroscelimorpha severa LaFerté-Sénectère - Habroscelimorpha severa - female
Habroscelimorpha severa (LaFerté-Sénectère)

Eunot Tiger Beetles

Cicindela (Eunota) togata LaFerté-Sénectère - Eunota togata Eunota togata (LaFerté-Sénectère) - Eunota togata - female
Cicindela (Eunota) togata togata LaFerté-Sénectère

Rounded-thorax Tiger Beetles

Cicindela lemniscata rebaptisata Vaurie - Cylindera lemniscata Cicindela lemniscata rebaptisata Vaurie - Cylindera lemniscata
Cicindela (Cylindera) lemniscata rebaptisata Vaurie

Ellipsed-winged Tiger Beetles

Ellipsoptera cuprascens (LeConte) - Ellipsoptera cuprascens
Ellipsoptera cuprascens (LeConte)

Ellipsoptera hamata (Audouin & Brullé) - Ellipsoptera hamata - female Ellipsoptera hamata (Audouin & Brulle) - Ellipsoptera hamata
Ellipsoptera hamata monti (Vaurie)

Ellipsoptera lepida (Dejean) - Ellipsoptera lepida Ellipsoptera lepida (Dejean) - Ellipsoptera lepida Ellipsoptera lepida Dejean - Ellipsoptera lepida
Ellipsoptera lepida (Dejean)

Ellipsoptera macra fluviatilis (Vaurie) - Ellipsoptera macra
Ellipsoptera macra fluviatilis (Vaurie)

Ellipsoptera marutha (Dow) - Ellipsoptera marutha
Ellipsoptera marutha (Dow)

Ellipsoptera nevadica knausi (Leng) - Ellipsoptera nevadica
Ellipsoptera nevadica knausi (Leng)

Ellipsoptera sperata sperata (LeConte) - Ellipsoptera sperata
Ellipsoptera sperata sperata (LeConte)

Select References

Acorn, J. 2001. Tiger beetles of Alberta: killers on the clay, stalkers on the sand. The University of Alberta Press, Edmonton,  Alberta, Canada. xx + 120 pp.

Choate, P.M. 2003. Tiger Beetles: A field guide and identification manual for Florida and eastern. University Press of Florida, U.S. Gainesville, FL. 197 pp.

Ciegler, J.C. 1997. Tiger beetles of South Carolina (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae). Coleopterists Bulletin 51(2): 177-192.

Davis, W.T. 1918. A new tiger-beetle from Texas. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 13: 33-34.

Freitag, R.P. 1999. Catalogue of the tiger beetles of Canada and the United States. National Research Council Research Press, Ottawa, Canada. 195 pp.

Gage, E.V. 1992. A new species of tiger beetle from Texas (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae). Cicindelidae: Bulletin of Worldwide Research 1(3) [1991]: 4-6.

Knisley, C.B. and T.D. Schultz. 1997. The biology of tiger beetles and a guide to the species of the south Atlantic states. Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publication Number 5. Virginia Museum of Natural History, Martinsville, Virginia. 210 pp.

Leonard, J.G. and R.T. Bell. 1999. Northeastern tiger beetles: A field guide to tiger beetles of New England and eastern Canada. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 197 pp.

Pearson, D.L. 2004. A list of suggested common English names for species of tiger beetles occurring in Canada and the U.S. Cicindela 36(1-2): 31-40.

Pearson, D.L., T.G. Barraclough, & A.P. Vogler. 1997. Distributional maps for North American species of tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae). Cicindela. 29(3-4): 33-84.

Pearson, D.L., C.B. Knisley & C.J. Kazilek. 2005. A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada: Identification, Natural History, and Distribution of the Cicindelidae. Oxford University Press, Oxford. vii + 292 pp.

Pearson, D.L., and A.P. Vogler. 2001. Tiger Beetles: The Evolution, Ecology, and Diversity of the Cicindelids. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY. xiii + 333 pp.

Robinson, J.H. 1948. Description of a new tiger beetle from Texas. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 41: 27.


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