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scientific name    Cicindela tranquebarica borealis    

common name     Oblique tiger beetle

Alkaline mud flats, sandy blowouts, prairie grasslands, boreal forest trails.

These beetles have been collected in May through July.

The long, obliquely-directed, descending arm of the humeral lunule is a distinquishing character. Adults of Cicindela tranquebarica borealis can be recognized by a broken humeral lunule band or by the ends of the band narrowly joined in the middle. Adults of C. tranquebarica kirbyi have the elytral markings broad with a brozy-green ground color.

life history
Adults overwinter.

This subspecies is relatively rare in Alberta.

diet info
None available.

The range of this species extends over most of United States and Canada. The subspecies Cicindela t. borealis is only known from extreme northern Alberta.

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