Cicindela purpurea, known generally as the purple tiger beetle or cow path tiger beetle, is a species of flashy tiger beetle in the family Cicindelidae. It is found in North America.[1][2][3][4][5]

Cicindela purpurea
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Cicindelidae
Genus: Cicindela
C. purpurea
Binomial name
Cicindela purpurea
Olivier, 1790

Subspecies edit

These five subspecies belong to the species Cicindela purpurea:

  • Cicindela purpurea audubonii LeConte, 1845 (Audubon's tiger beetle)
  • Cicindela purpurea cimarrona LeConte, 1868 (cimarron tiger beetle)
  • Cicindela purpurea hatchi Leffler, 1980 (Hatch's tiger beetle)
  • Cicindela purpurea lauta Casey, 1897
  • Cicindela purpurea purpurea Olivier, 1790 (cow path tiger beetle)

References edit

  1. ^ "Cicindela purpurea Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2019-09-25.
  2. ^ "Cicindela purpurea". GBIF. Retrieved 2019-09-25.
  3. ^ Bousquet, Yves (2012). "Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico". ZooKeys (245): 1–1722. Bibcode:2012ZooK..245....1B. doi:10.3897/zookeys.245.3416. PMC 3577090. PMID 23431087.
  4. ^ Duran, Daniel P.; Gough, Harlan M. (2020). "Validation of tiger beetles as distinct family (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae), review and reclassification of tribal relationships". Systematic Entomology. 45 (4): 723–729. Bibcode:2020SysEn..45..723D. doi:10.1111/syen.12440.

Further reading edit

  • Allen, Thomas J.; Acciavatti, Robert E. (2002). Tiger Beetles of West Virginia (PDF). West Virginia Department of Natural Resources.
  • Lobl, I.; Smetana, A., eds. (2017). Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera, Volume 1: Archostemata - Myxophaga - Adephaga. Apollo Books. ISBN 978-90-04-33029-0.