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Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Cicindela sexguttata Fabricius

Family Carabidae, Subfamily Cicindelinae


Camp Ben McCullough, Hays Co., Texas
March 25, 2006 (Shawn Ashbaugh, Scott Young)

Range: Eastern North America, to east Texas

Similar Species: There are some 57 species and subspecies of Cicindelinae in Texas (E.G. Riley, pers. comm.)


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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.

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