Pometon bolivianus Huber, 1999

Bolivian tiger beetle, Bolivian ornate tiger beetle



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status




Chiquitano area, Santa Cruz department, Bolivia (eastern)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Huber, R. L. (1999). Eight new tiger beetle species from Bolivia in the genera Odontocheila, Pentacomia and Pometon (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae). Cicindela 31: 1-44.


Other references:

Pearson, D. L., Brzoska, D. W. and Guerra, J. F. (1996). Rediscovery of Pometon singularis Fleutiaux (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) and notes on its natural history in southeastern Bolivia. Cicindela 28: 12-22.

Pearson, D. L., Guerra, J. F. and Brzoska, D. (1999). The tiger beetles of Bolivia: their identification, distribution and natural history (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae). Contrib Entomol Int. 3(4): 381-523.

Perger, Robert et al. (2020). Rediscovery of the endangered Bolivian tiger beetle Pometon bolivianus Huber (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) and implications for future. Journal of Natural History 54(21-22): 1337-1341. [Abstract]


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