Cicindela hybrida Linnaeus, 1758

Taxonomy: Adephaga > Carabidae > Cicindela > Cicindela hybrida

Common name: 

Northern Dune Tiger Beetle

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Cicindela hybrida
Cicindela hybrida

Description

Size: 12-16mm
Basic colour: Purplish-brown.
Pattern colour: Pale curved markings on elytra; green metallic highlights (visible under a microscope).
Pronotoum: Transverse.
Leg colour: Black or dark brown with metallic reflections.
Confusion species: Cicindela maritima

UK Priority Species data collation Cicindela hybrida.

Biology

Status: Local but can be abundant. Known only from Lancashire and South Cumbria.
UKBAP Species: Yes
Habitat: Dunes, lowland heath and open grassland.
Other notes: Head as wide as pronotum. Labrum pale without central ridge. Sides of thorax and underside of abdomen with dense white hairs. Elytra with three curved marks on each, the central bandbent medially at about 45°. Surface with minute punctures. Aedeagus curved apically, internal sac with two sub-apical teeth.

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