Puritan Tiger Beetle Ellipsoptera puritana (G. Horn, 1871)G1 (Highly globally rare)  -  Threatened (Federal)  -  Endangered (MD)  -  S1 (Highly state rare)

Status:

"This species is now restricted to two areas, one along the Connecticut River in southern Massachusetts and Connecticut, the other one along the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland (Pearson et al. 2006: 170, 193). It formerly occurred along the Connecticut River as far north as central New Hampshire" (Bousquet, 2012).

There are 28 records in the project database.

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A Puritan Tiger Beetle in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/2/2008). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

A Puritan Tiger Beetle in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/22/2011). Photo by Mike Ostrowski. (MBP list)

A Puritan Tiger Beetle in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/2/2008). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

Robberfly eating a Puritan Tiger Beetle, Calvert County, MD, 7/6/2008 Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Puritan Tiger Beetle in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/6/2008). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Puritan Tiger Beetle in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/18/2015). Photo by Tim Friedlander. (MBP list)

A Puritan Tiger Beetle in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/18/2015). Photo by Tim Friedlander. (MBP list)

A Puritan Tiger Beetle in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/18/2015). Photo by Tim Friedlander. (MBP list)


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