Northeastern Beach Tiger Beetle

Species Name: Cicindela dorsalis dorsalis


Species Distribution in Massachusetts


Federal Rank: Threatened

Massachusetts State Rank: Endangered

Habitat Description

Large, exposed ocean beaches with fine sand particles and a low intensity of human disturbance.

Threats to Survival

Increased intensity of recreation at their habitats, in particular off-road vehicle traffic. Beach stabilization is also a threat.

Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival

Limit the effects human developments have on their habitat.