Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle Cicindela hirticollis Graves, 1988

Status:

Cicindela hirticollis is a characteristic species of extensive sandy shores along the coast, major rivers, and large lakes across much of North America. In Maryland, it frequently occurs with Cicindela repanda, plus occasionally with Ellipsoptera marginata, Ellipsoptera puritana, or Habroscelimorpha dorsalis dorsalis/H. dorsalis media in coastal or estuarine habitats. Within Maryland, C. hirticollis occurs primarily along coastal beaches, and along various shores of the Chesapeake Bay (Knisley & Schultz, 1997).

Description:

This species may be distinguished from its common relative, Cicindela repanda, by the shape of the maculations, by a complete marginal line, or differences in shape. In hirticollis, the humeral lunule (pale maculation near base of elytron) is recurved strongly to the anterior, so that it appears perpendicular to the midline of the body, and resembling a capital "G". In repanda, this marking is less strongly curved, so it resembles a "C". C. hirticollis normally shows a complete marginal line connecting the markings along the edge of the elytra, while the markings tend to be distinctly separated in repanda. C. hirticollis is proportionately long-legged, and with longer mandibles in comparison to repanda.

There are 37 records in the project database.

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A Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/9/2008). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

A Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/29/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A mating pair of Hairy-necked Tiger Beetles in Charles Co., Maryland (6/13/2015). Photo by Rick Borchelt. (MBP list)

A Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/21/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/21/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle at Fort Smallwood Park in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/14/2014). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle in Charles Co., Maryland (9/3/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle in Calvert Co., Maryland (3/8/2009). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle in Calvert Co., Maryland (5/22/2015). Photo by Rick Borchelt. (MBP list)

A Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle on Assateague Island, Maryland (10/13/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle with Spotted Lady Beetle prey in Calvert Co., Maryland (8/7/2015). Verified by Chad Heins/BugGuide. Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (9/3/2016). Determined by Aaron Hunt/BugGuide. Photo by Mary B. Hollinger. (MBP list)

Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle in Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle in Dorchester Co., Maryland (9/4/2016). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle in Calvert Co., Maryland (5/5/2013). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle in Calvert Co., Maryland (5/28/2010). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/11/2011). Photo by Mike Ostrowski. (MBP list)

A Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle collected in Kent Co., Maryland (5/26/2015). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle collected in Kent Co., Maryland (5/26/2015). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)


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