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Species Ellipsoptera puritana - Puritan Tiger Beetle

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles)
Family Carabidae (Ground Beetles)
Subfamily Cicindelinae (Tiger Beetles)
Tribe Cicindelini (Flashy Tiger Beetles)
Genus Ellipsoptera (Ellipsed-winged Tiger Beetles)
Species puritana (Puritan Tiger Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cicindela (Ellipsoptera) puritana
Size
12-14 mm
Identification
“Above greenish bronze with maculations connected along the elytral edge by a broad white line. The inner end of the middle band is usually eroded or ragged. Below it is copper colored. Closely related and similar to C. macra, most individuals of the Puritan Tiger Beetle are browner above, but there is also no overlap in distribution. The nearest record of C. macra is in Michigan.” (1)
Range
This species is known to occur in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, Vermont.
Remarks
This species is currently designated as threatened in its entire range.
Works Cited
1.A Field Guide To The Tiger Beetles Of The United States And Canada
David Pearson, C. Barry Knisley, Charles J. Kazilek, David L. Pearson, Barry C. Knisley. 2005. Oxford University Press.