Margined Tiger Beetle Ellipsoptera marginata (Fabricius, 1775)Synonyms: Cicindela marginata.

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This species is closely associated with coastal salt marshes, inlets, and similar sheltered tidal habitats. According to Knisley & Schultz (1997), marginata prefers "beaches and intertidal habitats where mud or detritus is mixed with sand, such as salt marshes, saline flats, back beaches, tidal mudflats, and other saline areas." It may sometimes be common within this narrow habitat.

There are 26 records in the project database.

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A Margined Tiger Beetle in Calvert Co., Maryland (8/2/2007). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

A Margined Tiger Beetle found in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (7/31/2011). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

A female Margined Tiger Beetle in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/1/2012). Photo by Ben Coulter. (MBP list)

A Margined Tiger Beetle in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/26/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Margined Tiger Beetle in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/28/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Margined Tiger Beetle in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/28/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Margined Tiger Beetle in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/1/2015). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

A Margined Tiger Beetle in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/14/2011). Photo by Mike Ostrowski. (MBP list)

Margined Tiger Beetles in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/10/2011). Photo by Mike Ostrowski. (MBP list)

A Margined Tiger Beetle in Talbot Co., Maryland (7/5/1999). Photo by Bill Johnson. (MBP list)

A male Margined Tiger Beetle collected in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (8/8/2000). Photo by Frank Guarnieri. (MBP list)

A female Margined Tiger Beetle collected in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (8/1/2000). Photo by Frank Guarnieri. (MBP list)


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