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Prairie Long-lipped Tiger Beetle - Cicindela nebraskana

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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General Description
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).

Species Range
Montana Range


Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 2

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Prairie Long-lipped Tiger Beetle — Cicindela nebraskana.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from