lets get this started

Here’s some eye candy to start things off with:

This little gem is Cicindela abdominalis – one of the easiest species of Cicindela to photograph. Incredibly tolerant of my shadow and as long as I moved slowly, it was happy to remain still or dart to a patch of sunlight instead of flying. This individual was found on a sandy trail in Maryland along with a veritable swarm of Cicindela pucntulata (they looked huge compared to these little guys).

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2 responses

  1. Nice photo! I wish we had that species in Missouri – we don’t but we’ve got some other good ones such as cursitans, pruinina, circumpicta johnsonii, and obsoleta vulturina. We’re trying to find celeripes in the NW corner of the state, but I’m not sure it’s there.

    July 29, 2008 at 5:56 pm

  2. Thanks – cursitans is a darn cool species – wish we had them out here

    October 17, 2008 at 9:55 pm

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