Cicindela tranquebarica is a generalist species which ranges very widely across much of North America, and has a number of named subspecies over various portions of its range. In Maryland, the nominate form occurs, which is blackish above, with whitish maculations. This species can be found in a large range of sparsely-vegetated, open or semi-open habitats, including, but not limited to old sandpits, trails, abandoned quarries, sandy roads, pine barrens, powerlines, river banks, and many others (Knisley & Schultz, 1997)(B. Coulter, pers. obs.). This adaptable species will often persist at sandy sites after other tiger beetles species with narrower habitat requirements (e.g. C. formosa, C. scutellaris) have been locally extirpated by habitat succession.
There are 40 records in the project database.