tiger beetle


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tiger beetle

[′tī·gər ‚bēd·əl]
(invertebrate zoology)
The common name for any of the bright-colored beetles in the family Cicindelidae; there are about 1300 species distributed all over the world.
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Some species of tiger beetles (Cicindelidae), for instance, are endangered in part due to humans using beaches and sandy habitat in which the larvae of beetles live (Knisley and Hill, 1992; Arndt et al.
A population viability analysis conducted for the Puritan tiger beetle in 2005 concluded that, in order to safeguard the beetle from the risk of extinction, populations must be maintained on both private and public lands.
What they've learned is this: The Great Sand Dunes tiger beetle lives in exposed areas of loose sand with a sprinkling of plants like blowout grass and scurf-pea--places where temperatures at the surface of the sand can range from 40 degrees on a chilly morning to 140 degrees during a hot afternoon.
The cobblestone tiger beetle occurs in two disjunct areas in the eastern United States.
78seconds Rivals: Cheetah, American roadrunner, American cockroach, Australian tiger beetle and walking catfish.
The Puritan tiger beetle lives on sandy shores along fresh and brackish watercourses.
As the sun warms the ground, a tiger beetle crawls from its "cave"--ready for a big day of hunting.
Here we use a phylogenetic approach to address the question about the origin of different defensive strategies in tiger beetles of the genus Cicindela and to test for correlated character changes in defensive traits and environmental parameters.
During this reauthorization fight, it is important to remember that tiger beetles, kangaroo rats, ambersnails, and pondweeds, in whose names great injustices are committed, do not deserve to be the objects of reformers' frustration.
Three other diurnal tiger beetle species were recorded at Khor al-Beidhah, Khor Hulaylah and neighbouring UAE lagoon sites during the time period of the above observations of C.
One potential indicator species of natural habitat in New York State is the cobblestone tiger beetle (Cicindela marginipennis Dejean), a rare species adapted to natural river disturbances that maintain its required habitat, cobble bars.
Mate-guarding behavior, in which males remain mounted on the back of females after insemination, has been observed in several species of tiger beetle (Pearson & Vogler 2001).