Prairie Long-lipped Tiger Beetle - Cicindela nebraskana
Adults of C. nebraskana are distinguished from C. longilabris adults by the relatively smooth elytral surface with puntations occurring in discrete fashion, with smooth elytral surface with punctations occurring in discrete fashion, with smooth fields between, normally black abdomen varying to metallic purple or blue and green in a small percentage of specimens, absence of humeral and apical lunules, and, in most specimens, absence of middle band, black dorsal coloration in the majority of specimens, and a labrum which is tan in color 44.8%, intermediate colored or mottled in 30.6% and black in 24.6% of females, and light in 82.6%, intermediaste colored or mottled in 15.6%, and black in 1.8% of male specimens. Formal descriptions of C. nebraskana are found in (LeConte 1861) under the name C. montana, and in (Leng 1902, Casey 1909, and Leffler 1979).
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- Literature Cited AboveLegend: View Online Publication
- Casey, T.L. 1909. Studies in Omus and Cicindela. Memoirs on the Coleoptera. 5:1-24.
- LeConte, J.L. 1861. Classification of the Coleoptera of North America. Washington: Smithsonian Institution.
- Leffler, S.R. 1979. Tiger beeltes of the Pacific Northwest (Coleptera: Cicindelidae). University of Washington, Ph. D.
- Leng, C.W. 1902. Revision of the Cicindelidae of Boreal America. Philadelphia, PA: The Society at the Academy of Natural Sciences.
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- Pearson, D.L., C.B. Knisley, and C.J. Kazilek. 2006. A field guide to the tiger beetles of the United States and Canada: identification, natural history, and distribution of the Cicindelidae. Oxford University Press, New York, New York. 227 pp.
- Winton, R.C. 2010. The effects of succession and disturbance on Coleopteran abundance and diversity in the Centennial Sandhills. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University. Bozeman, MT. 77pp + Appendices.
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