This atlas presents the status and distribution of 17 species Tiger Beetles from Vermont, compiled from historical records as well as recent field work.

Bronzed Tiger Beetle (Cicindela repanda). / © K.P. McFarland

Bronzed Tiger Beetle (Cicindela repanda). / © K.P. McFarland

REDO THIS FOR TIGERS: With the exception of Grand Isle County (61 species), we have documented at least 76 species in each Vermont county. It is particularly important to document dragonfly and damselfly distributions that may be changing as a result of climate change. For example, of the 31 species added to the state faunal list since the year 2000, Vermont lies on the southern edge of five, none of which is common or appears to be expanding. However, Vermont lies at the northern edge of 16 of these new species, and 10 show signs of expansion, many becoming quite common.

Publications

Bell, R.T. 2015. Carabidae of Vermont and New Hampshire. Shire Press. 386 pp.