Cicindela puritana

Cicindela puritana
Cicindela puritana
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Carabidae
Subfamily: Cicindelinae
Genus: Cicindela
Species: C. puritana
Binomial name
Cicindela puritana
Horn, 1871

Cicindela puritana, commonly referred to as the Puritan tiger beetle, is a federally listed threatened species of beetle in the United States. It is native to Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont; it is now extirpated from the latter two states. Today it occurs along the Chesapeake Bay, an area near the Sassafras River, and a small stretch of land along the Connecticut River.[1]

There are two occurrences on the Connecticut River,[2] and about nine populations in Maryland.[1]

In 2007 the United States Fish and Wildlife Service recommended the species be uplisted to endangered status.[3]


  1. ^ a b Cicindela puritana. The Nature Conservancy.
  2. ^ Omland, K. S. (2002). Larval habitat and reintroduction site selection for Cicindela puritana in Connecticut. Northeastern Naturalist 9(4) 433-50.
  3. ^ USFWS. Cicindela puritana Five-year Review. June 2007.