Noteworthy Tiger Beetles of the Northeast

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The white sand specialist species, endangered in New England:


The Little Grey Ghost of the Dunes                     The Northeastern Beach Tiger Beetle
Cicindela lepida                                               Cicindela dorsalis dorsalis

Other endangered tiger beetle species found along rivers in New England:


The Puritan Tiger Beetle                                          The Cobblestone Tiger Beetle
Cicindela puritana                                                 Cicindela marginipenes

Some common upland species of tiger beetles found in New England:

The Common Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle                                          The Smooth Tiger Beetle
Cicindela sexgutata                                                                   Cicindela scutellaris lecontei