Common Claybank Tiger Beetle

Cicindela limbalis

Common Claybank Tiger Beetle
I have seen and photographed this species only in northern Wisconsin. On August 3-4, 2006 I was able to see this species at four sites in Iron, Vilas, and Florence Counties. I still have not seen two individuals in close proximity to each other, and they are widely spaced along the trails where I have observed them.

Notes: Throughout WI, but very rare in southern half; bare clay banks, open areas in northern half of state in clayey soils; March to May, September to October (south), April to July, August to September (north), April to September (Lake Michigan)