Cicindela repanda

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Cicindela repanda, Bronzed Tiger Beetle photo

Family: Carabidae

Subfamily: Cicindelinae

Length: 11 - 13 mm


Bronzed Tiger Beetles can often be found in good numbers alongside rivers, where they hunt on the shore. Often Cicindela duodecimguttata, another tiger beetle species, is present as well. Like a number of other tigers, this species is most often seen early and late in the season, and adults may be absent during the hottest weeks of summer.

In the United States, California and Nevada are the only states lacking the Bronzed Tiger Beetle. In Canada, it is present in all provinces.

Compared with many other tiger beetles in North America, Cicindela repanda has its elytral markings thick and well-developed.

Photo locations: Wetland five miles east of Buckhannon, Upshur County, West Virginia (upper photo). Along the Rivana River, Albemarle County, Virginia (lower photo).

Bronzed Tiger Beetle, Cicindela repanda photograph from Virginia