Biodiversity Photo of the Day: Salt Creek Tiger Beetle

7 Feb

The Salt Creek tiger beetle (Cicindela nevadica lincolniana) in a lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. With a count of 205 adults emerging in 2010, this subspecies of tiger beetle could be the rarest insect in North America. Found only in the interior saline wetlands of Lancaster County, Nebraska, the beetle has been in decline for years due to habitat loss from development.

photo by Joel Sartore:

photo by Joel Sartore:

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