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Locality: Native, New World. Mexico- Tabasco; USA- AL, AR, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, OK, OH, SC, TN, VA, WI, WV.

Common Name: Virginia Metallic Tiger Beetle

Synonyms: Cicindela virginica Linne, 1766; Cicindela virginata Linne, 1788; Megacephala (Tetracha) virginica (Linne): W. Horn, 1908; Tetracha virginica var. melaena Cartwright, 1935; Megacephala nigram Schaum (in litt.); Tetracha (Tetracha) virginica (Linne): Naviaux, 2007

Notes: Members of this species have been proposed as a natural control predator of mole cricket pests on golf courses.


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Source: Western Hemisphere Caraboidea

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