Cicindela sylvatica Linnaeus, 1758

Taxonomy: Adephaga > Carabidae > Cicindela > Cicindela sylvatica

Common name: 

Heath Tiger Beetle or Wood Tiger Beetle.


Cicindela sylvatica
Cicindela sylvatica


Size: 14-18mm
Basic colour: Dark brown.
Pattern colour: Elytra marked with pale yellow basal and apical spots and central narrow curved band. Outer edge of mandibles pale yellow.
Leg colour: Black with metallic reflections.

UK Priority Species Data collation for Cicindela sylvatica 


Status: Scarce. Very local in Dorset, Hampshire and Surrey.
UKBAP Species: Yes
Habitat: Lowland Heaths.
Other notes: Elytral surface roughened, with irregular depressions as well as smaller punctures. Labrum black with sharp central ridge.

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