Cicindela nebraskana Casey - Prairie Long-lipped Tiger Beetle

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Description: 12-13mm, smooth, black

Similar Species: C. longilabris, C. punctulata

Range: Western United States (mainly northern states)

Nebraska Distribution:

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Habitat: Bare ground in short grass prairie

Seasonal Occurrence: Spring/fall

Status: Apparently highly localized; however, little spring or fall collecting is done in the Pine Ridge/Wildcat Hills so it may be overlooked. Matt Brust doubled the number of previously collected specimens in May, 2004 by finding a population in Sioux County.

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