Cicindela repanda

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Cicindela repanda
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Cicindela repanda
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Carabidae
Genus: Cicindela
Species: C. repanda
Binomial name
Cicindela repanda
Dejean, 1825

Cicindela repanda, commonly known as the bronzed tiger beetle or common shore tiger beetle, is a species of tiger beetle that measures 10–13 millimetres (0.39–0.51 in) long, lives in most of North America. Its labrum is small with one tooth and the pronotum is coppery and hairy. The shoulder marking touches or nearly touches the middle band. It is usually seen in spring and summer and it lives in sand, gravel, or clay soil. Its food is many insects and some fruit. The species have a two-year life cycle. It can be found all across sand dunes around the great lakes The species comprises three subspecies: C. repanda repanda, C. repanda novascotiae, and C. repanda tanneri.[1]

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