Download e-book for iPad: A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and by David L. Pearson

By David L. Pearson

ISBN-10: 0199367167

ISBN-13: 9780199367160

Greater than 2600 species of tiger beetles are came across worldwide. In North the United States there are 116 species of tiger beetle, divided into 153 geographically precise races. distinctive experiences in their normal background, inhabitants dynamics, groups, styles of globally species richness, and taxonomy of specific subgroups have produced a lot info. Tiger beetles are one of the most generally investigated teams of bugs, in particular by way of their ecology and geographic distribution.

The first version of A box consultant to the Tiger Beetles of the U.S. and Canada, released in 2005, has served as a box and natural-history advisor to all identified species of tiger beetles present in North the United States above the Mexican border. The second variation is a delightful and understandable guide of the identity, distribution, ordinary background, and habitat info of the 116 species of tiger beetles in North the United States. The up-to-date instruction manual presents new details together with observations of seasonality, variety extensions and biology, a newly built checklist of universal names, and twenty-five artistically wonderful identity colour plates. the second one version of A box consultant to the Tiger Beetles of the USA and Canada offers crucial details to acknowledge and simply determine tiger beetles for proven naturalists and open air fans alike.

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Above bronze with top of head and thorax densely covered with white hairs; maculations with sharp edges and expanded to cover most of elytral surface in white. Labrum with few or no setae. (p. 195) 8 Moustached Tiger Beetle, Ellipsoptera hirtilabris Dry sandy forests of Florida peninsula and southeastern Georgia. Above bronze with top of head and thorax densely covered with white hairs. Maculations with ragged edges and expanded to cover most of elytral surface in white. Labrum densely covered with white hairs.

171) 7 Swift Tiger Beetle, Parvindela celeripes Sparse grasslands of southern Great Plains west of Missouri River; very small and usually runs among grass clumps. 18). (p. 172) 8 Ant-like Tiger Beetle, Parvindela cursitans Sparse grasslands of Ohio and lower Mississippi River Valley and Midwest prairies; very small and usually runs quickly across small open areas but can fly relatively long distances. 19). (p. 173) 1 4 2 5a 6 7 3 5b 8 Plate 22 American Diminutive Tiger Beetles II American Diminutive Tiger Beetles, Parvindela This genus shares a similar architecture of male genitalia and lacks hair-like setae on sides of thorax.

P.  hemorrhagica—above black to dark brown with three separate and thick maculations. In some areas, a large proportion of population has reduced or no maculations, a form sometimes called pacifica (5c).  arizonae—isolated to bottom of canyons of the Colorado and Virgin Rivers; above reddish-brown with complete maculations.  woodgatei—desert southwest; above black with thin maculations. 6 Melissa’s Tiger Beetle, Cicindelidia melissa Upland rocky areas and trails in Ponderosa pine forest clearings.

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