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Coral Pink Sand Dunes tiger beetle fact file

Coral Pink Sand Dunes tiger beetle description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderColeoptera
FamilyCicindelidae
GenusCicindela Coral Pink Sand Dunes tiger beetle biology

Adult Coral Pink Sand Dunes tiger beetles are active predators on the sparse dune slopes Coral Pink Sand Dunes tiger beetle range

This beetle is only found within the dune system from where it gets its common name, the Coral Pink Sand Dunes, in southern Utah in the United States Coral Pink Sand Dunes tiger beetle habitat

Adults range from the troughs between the dunes to the invertebrates_freshwater

Coral Pink Sand Dunes tiger beetle status

United States Fish and Wildlife Service Candidate Species Coral Pink Sand Dunes tiger beetle threats

The Coral Pink Sand Dunes tiger beetle is severely threatened by the small size and highly restricted nature of its population; making this subspecies particularly vulnerable to any chance event, such as disease or natural disasters Coral Pink Sand Dunes tiger beetle conservation

The Coral Pink Sand Dunes tiger beetle is not invertebrates_freshwater

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Authentication

Authenticated (13/11/02) by Dr Knisley, Randolph - Macon College, Virginia.

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Glossary

Elytra
In beetles and earwigs, the hard fore wings. They are held aloft when the insect flies, and are often coloured or patterned.
Endemic
A species or taxonomic groinvertebrates_freshwater

References

  1. UNEP-WCMC database (September, 2002)
    http://quin.unep-wcmc.org
  2. Knisley, B. (Nov, 2002) Pers. comm.
  3. ECOS FWS (September, 2002)
    http://ecos.fws.gov/servlet/SpeciesProfile?spcode=I0EW
  4. Personal observation from: CORAL PINK SAND DUNES STATE PARK (Ganglion Films) (2000, d. D.Bretton).
  5. UTAH Division of Wildlife Resources (September, 2002)
    http://www.utahcdc.usu.edu/rsgis2/Search/Display.asp?FlNm=cicilial
  6. ECOS FWS Candidate and Listing Priority Assignment Form (September, 2002)
    http://ecos.fws.gov/tess/candforms_pdf/r6/ciclimal.pdf
  7. CORAL PINK SAND DUNES STATE PARK (Ganglion Films) (2000, d. D.Bretton).
  8. Vermilion Management Framework Plan (September, 2002)
    http://www.ut.blm.gov/CoralPink/coral1letter.html
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