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Festive Tiger Beetle


Metallic shades of green, orange, blue, and red adorn this predatory beetle that feasts on the larvae of Lepidopterans.


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TAXONOMY:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Carabidae
Genus: Cicindela
Species: scutellaris
The Festive Tiger Beetle is typically 0.4 inches to 0.5 inches (11mm to 13mm) in size and has the following descriptors / identifiers: red; green; black; white; orange; multicolored; metallic; bronze; emerald; two-toned; two colors; white hairs; flying.

Color Identification Guide



Various colors commonly associated with this beetle.

Green
Orange
Bronze
Red
White
Black

Beetle Anatomy



Siting Guide (Jan-Dec)



The general likelihood of encountering this beetle based on a given month of the year in the United States.

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Territorial Area Map (Visual Reference Guide)


The map below showcases (in blue) the states and territories of North America where the Festive Tiger Beetle may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some species are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America.
Alaska  
Hawaii  
Prince Edward Is.  
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