Ecosystem Science Reserve
Insects of Cedar Creek
The Tiger Beetles (108 NA spp; 19 MN spp) are colorful ground predators.
Although sometimes swept from vegetation they are most readily taken in
pitfall traps or by stalking. Nine species of Cicindela
been taken on Cedar Creek. C. scutellaris
and C. formosa
are two common species of xeric fields in early summer.
is a late summer species that is found in many fields.
is a common green woodland species.C. patruela
is a rare
savanna species that has been taken in STS.
are common along sandy lake shore.
and C. purpurea
may be visitants to
the Area. They are seen irregularly. Larvae live in vertical burrows in
the soil and are predators on surface invertebrates.
of North American Cicindelidae by...