One-spotted Tiger Beetle Apterodela unipunctata (Fabricius, 1775)S3 (Watch list)    Synonyms: Cylindera unipunctata.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Coleoptera   >   Family Carabidae   >   Genus Apterodela   

Status:

Cylindera unipunctata is a cryptically-colored tiger beetle, at home in shaded forest trails and leaf litter within deciduous forest. Its grayish-brown coloration, along with a tendency to freeze or hide in leaf litter frequently make it a frustrating species to locate or observe. While Cicindela sexguttata likes patches of sunlight within forest, unipunctata normally is found in the shade, or beneath leaf litter on the forest floor, and may be more active on cloudy days or late in the day. Knisley reports he has found the species in Virginia in shale barrens habitats. Howard Boyd discovered the species is widespread in the New Jersey pine barrens, and was most easily encountered by pitfall trapping. The species is likely more common than records indicate due to its cryptic behavior(Knisley & Schultz, 1997).

There are 19 records in the project database.

View images at BugGuide

View taxon at iNaturalist

Search Google Images

GAAL WAFRCLMO HOBA BCHACEPG AA CV CH SM KEQACNTADOWISOWO 
A One-spotted Tiger Beetle in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/5/2020). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A One-spotted Tiger Beetle in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/28/2017). Photo by Tim Friedlander. (MBP list)

A One-spotted Tiger Beetle in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/28/2016). Photo by Tim Friedlander. (MBP list)

A mating pair of One-spotted Tiger Beetle in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/7/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A One-spotted Tiger Beetle in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/9/2006). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

One-spotted Tiger Beetle in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/5/2020). (c) tomfeild, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tom Feild. (MBP list)

A One-spotted Tiger Beetle in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/27/2018). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

A One-spotted Tiger Beetle found dead in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/27/2006). Photo by Frank Guarnieri. (MBP list)

A female One-spotted Tiger Beetle found dead in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/27/2006). Photo by Frank Guarnieri. (MBP list)

A One-spotted Tiger Beetle in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/9/2006). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


View All Images

Use of images featured on Maryland Biodiversity Project is only permitted with express permission of the photographer.

View Bibliography