A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and by David L. Pearson

By David L. Pearson

Greater than 2600 species of tiger beetles are came across around the globe. In North the US there are 116 species of tiger beetle, divided into 153 geographically targeted races. exact reviews in their normal heritage, inhabitants dynamics, groups, styles of globally species richness, and taxonomy of specific subgroups have produced a lot details. Tiger beetles are one of the most generally investigated teams of bugs, particularly when it comes to their ecology and geographic distribution.

The first variation of A box consultant to the Tiger Beetles of the us and Canada, released in 2005, has served as a box and natural-history advisor to all identified species of tiger beetles present in North the United States above the Mexican border. The 2d version is a delightful and understandable guide of the identity, distribution, average historical past, and habitat info of the 116 species of tiger beetles in North the US. The up to date instruction manual offers new info together with observations of seasonality, variety extensions and biology, a newly constructed record of universal names, and twenty-five artistically unique identity colour plates. the second one variation of A box advisor to the Tiger Beetles of the us and Canada offers crucial details to acknowledge and simply determine tiger beetles for proven naturalists and open air fans alike.

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P. 102) 6 Laurentian Tiger Beetle, Cicindela denikei Restricted to open grassy alvars within boreal forest on Canadian Shield of northern Great Lakes Basin. More robust than the closely-related Six-spotted Tiger Beetle, it is olive-green to shiny green above with six to no white spots on elytra. Best distinguished by its geographic range and habitat. (p. 103) 7 Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle, Cicindela patruela Patchily distributed in barren sandy, shale or gravelly soils in open forests of northeastern United States.

Labrum black in both sexes (3b). (p. 129) 4 Punctured Tiger Beetle, Cicindelidia punctulata Wide variety of habitats from dry upland grassy areas to water’s edge across much of United States and southern Canada. Frequently found on sidewalks and parking lots in cities. Narrow body shape with metallic green to green blue or dull black to olive-green above. Maculations reduced to small dots or bars and row of shallow pits along inner edge of each elytron but occasionally more extensive (4b). (p.  punctulata—Dull black form east of Rocky Mountains.

P. 191) 4 Rio Grande Tiger Beetle, Ellipsoptera sperata Muddy and sandy banks of desert rivers, salt marshes, and meadows of southwest; above dull brown to dark brown; below coppery. ” (p.  sperata—along Rio Grande from south Texas to New Mexico, northeastern Arizona and adjacent Utah; occasionally on desert rivers of southwestern Arizona to extreme eastern California; above dull brown with moderately wide maculations.  inquisitor—central Texas; above dull dark brown with thin maculations. 5 Aridland Tiger Beetle, Ellipsoptera marutha Near water in desert southwest.

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