Cicindela scutellaris Say - Festive Tiger Beetle

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Description: 11-13mm, metallic orange or red with no markings

Similar Species: C. pulchra, which is much larger

Range: Great Plains, generally east of the Rocky Mtns.

Nebraska Distribution:

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Habitat: Sandy open areas with sparse vegetation, such as blowouts, dry creek banks

Seasonal Occurrence: Spring/fall

Status: Locally common in the Sandhills

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