North-Eastern Tiger Beetles: A Field Guide to Tiger Beetles of New England and Eastern Canada

Edited by Jonathan G Leonard and Ross Taylor Bell 
CRC Press  1998  

Paperback  192 pages  ISBN 9780849319150      £43.00

This is the first book to draw together information about adult and larvae of tiger beetles of New England and Eastern Canada. Details are provided about key characteristics of adults and larvae; habitat; range; and life history information of the various species, including notes on conservation status of rare or endangered species as well as range maps.


Checklist of Species and Subspecies
How to Recognize Tiger Beetles
What is a Species?
Tiger Beetle Ecology
How to Recognize the Different Species
Key to Adult Tiger Beetles
Key to Third Instar Larvae
Rearing Tiger Beetles
Green Species

  • Cicindela sexguttata
  • Cicindela patruela patruela
  • Cicindela scutellaris rugifrons
Dark Species with Complete White Maculations
  • Cicindela repanda repanda
  • Cicindela formosa generosa
  • Cicindela ancocisconensis
  • Cicindela tranquebarica tranquebarica
  • Cicindela puritana
  • Cicindela hirticollis hirticollis
  • Cicindela marginata
  • Cicindela limbata labradorensis
  • Cicindela rufiventris heutzii
Dark Species with Maculation Pattern Reduced
  • Cicindela hirticollis rhodensis
  • Cicindela duodecimguttata
  • Cicindela repanda novascotiae
  • Cicindela rufiventris rufiventris
  • Cicindela longilabris longilabris
  • Cicindela punctulata punctulata
Bronzed Species with Reduced Maculations and Prominent Middle Bands
  • Cicindela limbalis
  • Cicindela purpurea purpurea
Species with Distinctive Marginal Bands
  • Cicindela scutellaris lecontei
  • Cicindela marginipennis
Species with Pale Elytra
  • Cicindela dorsalis dorsalis
  • Cicindela lepida
Stray Species and Questionable Records
  • Tetracha carolina carolina
  • Cicindela trifasciata ascendens

References and Suggested Reading


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