Splendid Tiger Beetle

Cicindela splendida

I saw my first individuals of this species at the Spring Green Preserve State Natural Area on September 17, 2005. There were some individuals down on the trail up to the bluff, but most of the ones that I saw were at the end of the trail at the top of the bluff. I took three additonal photos on October 1, 2005 in near 80 degree temperatures. There were many individuals on the small outcroppings at the top of the bluff.

Notes: Limited to southern third of WI; bare clay banks (not along Lake Michigan); March to May, August to October)