Tiger Beetle (Cicindela oregona maricopa?)
April 3, and 17, 2007
Fresnal Canyon, Otero County, New Mexico

Green arrow shows location on map. It is Fresnal Canyon, west of La Luz, New Mexico, along the border of a small stream that drains the western slope of the Sacramento Mountains, near Cloudcroft, NM.

According to A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles, of the United States and Canada, David L. Pearson, C. Barry Knisley, and Charles Kazilek, it matches the description and illustration for Cicindela oregona maricopa.  However it states that this subspecies is confined to Arizona and southeastern Utah.

images copyright Bob Barber