Cicindela aurofasciata

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Cicindela aurofasciata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Carabidae
Genus: Cicindela
Species: C. aurofasciata
Binomial name
Cicindela aurofasciata
Dejean, 1831

Cicindela aurofasciata (sometimes called the "gold cross"[1]) is a species of tiger beetle endemic to India. It usually occurs in open grass dominated habitats and varies in size between 12 and 14 mm long.

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The larval stages build angular turrets.[2]


  1. ^ Wood, JG (1883). Insects abroad. Longmans, Green & Co. p. 15. 
  2. ^ Shivashankar, T., Kumar, A.R.V., Veeresh, G.K., Pearson, D.L. 1988 Angular turret-building behavior in a larval tiger beetle species from South India (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae). Coleopterists' Bulletin 42 (1), pp. 63-68