Oblique-lined Tiger Beetle Cicindela tranquebarica Herbst, 1806

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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.

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An Oblique-lined Tiger Beetle in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/25/2009). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

An Oblique-lined Tiger Beetle in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/25/2009). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

An Oblique-lined Tiger Beetle in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/6/2016). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

An Oblique-lined Tiger Beetle in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/8/2010). Photo by Sara Tangren. (MBP list)

An Oblique-lined Tiger Beetle in Caroline Co., Maryland (4/15/2010). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

An Oblique-lined Tiger Beetle in Talbot Co., Maryland (9/30/2012). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

A lightly marked Oblique-lined Tiger Beetle in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/7/2010). Photo by . (MBP list)

An Oblique-lined Tiger Beetle in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/13/2013). Verified by Skip Blanchard/BugGuide. Photo by Rod Burley. (MBP list)

An Oblique-lined Tiger Beetle in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/22/2011). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

An Oblique-lined Tiger Beetle in Calvert Co., Maryland (5/20/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

An Oblique-lined Tiger Beetle in Howard Co., Maryland (9/18/2015). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

An Oblique-lined Tiger Beetle collected in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/1/2013). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

An Oblique-lined Tiger Beetle in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/15/2016). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)


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