Punctured Tiger Beetle Cicindela punctulata Olivier, 1790

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Cicindela punctulata is a generalist species which can utilize a wide variety of open habitats, including, but not limited to, including old strip mines, sparsely-used dirt roads, trails, sunny openings in forest, powerline rights-of-way, agricultural fields, and many others. It can be found in sandy, loamy, or clay substrates, and is considered by Knisley & Schultz (1997) to have the widest range of habitat preferences of any North American tiger beetle. It should occur statewide in Maryland, and is active as an adult in the summer.

There are 59 records in the project database.

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A Punctured Tiger Beetle in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/9/2015). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Punctured Tiger Beetle on Assateague Island, Worcester Co., Maryland (7/18/2006). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Punctured Tiger Beetle in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/19/2015). Verified by Ben Coulter/BugGuide. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Punctured Tiger Beetle in Dorchester Co., Maryland (6/14/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Punctured Tiger Beetle in Carroll Co., Maryland (7/8/2016). Verified by Giff Beaton. Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

Punctured Tiger Beetle in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/30/2014). Photo by Mike Ostrowski. (MBP list)

A Punctured Tiger Beetle in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/2/2015). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Punctured Tiger Beetle in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/18/2013). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Punctured Tiger Beetle in Pasadena, Maryland (7/27/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Punctured Tiger Beetle in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/22/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Punctured Tiger Beetle in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/26/2014). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Punctured Tiger Beetle attracted to a light at the Worcester/Wicomico Co. line (7/21/2013). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

A Punctured Tiger Beetle in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/16/2008). Verified by Dennis Haines/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Punctured Tiger Beetle in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/15/2016). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)


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