Table 1: Identification characters used to differentiate between species in the Cicindela splendida group.

CharacterC. denverensisC. limbalisC. splendida

Dorsal headGreen to blue-greenPurple, red, or dull redGreen to blue
Margins of headGreen to blue-greenGreen to blueGreen to blue
Dorsal pronotumGreen to blue-greenPurple, red, or dull redGreen to blue
Margins of pronotumGreen to blue-greenGreen to blueGreen to blue
ElytraGreen to blue-greenPurple, red, or dull redRed, purple, or (rarely) green
Margins of elytraGreen to blue-greenGreen to blueGreen to blue
ProepisternumGreen to blueRed to orangeGreen to blue