Cicindela formosa Say - Big Sand Tiger Beetle

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Description: Large (15-18mm), red or purple with distinct white markings

Similar Species: C. lengi

Range: Mostly east of Rocky Mtns.; absent from SE states

Nebraska Distribution:

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Habitat: Sandy areas- dunes, blowouts, stream banks

Seasonal Occurrence: Spring/fall, with records from April to September

Status: Usually very common, especially in western and central counties

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