Chesapeake Bay Field Office
Northeast Region

Puritan Tiger Beetle
(Cicindela puritana)

Recently, a Steering Committee comprised of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Calvert county, and other state and federal agencies developed a report entitled, Chesapeake Bay Cliff Erosion in Calvert County.

The report describes short, medium, and long-term potential solutions for addressing cliff erosion in Calvert county.  One of the medium-term solutions is to allow some loss of Puritan tiger beetle habitat to occur through a project review process [applicant summary document and applicant checklist] developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The project review process will enable some landowners to obtain a permit for shoreline erosion control structures, however, it will require mitigation to offset the loss of Puritan tiger beetle habitat.

Reports and Publications

Documents to the right are to be used for projects involving Puritan tiger beetles in Calvert County
Link to applicant summary process for projects involving puritan tiger beetles in Calvert County.
Applicant Summary Review Process for Projects Involving Puritan Tiger Beetles in Calvert County Portions of the Chesapeake Bay
Link to Checklist of information needed for evaluation of potential impacts to the Puritan tiger beetleChecklist of information needed for evaluation of potential impacts . . . Link to the Maryland Puritan tiger beetle Habitat conservation program.The Maryland Puritan Tiger Beetle Habitat Conservation Program
General documents, reports and presentations
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(Kinsley and Fenster, 2009)
Studies of the Puritan Tiger Beetle (Cicindela puritana) and its Habitat: Implications for Management

144pp, 37.5 mb
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(Vogler et al, 1993)
Using molecular and ecological data to diagnose endangered populations of the puritan tiger beetle Cicindela puritana

9pp, 444 kb

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So You'd Like to Stop Shore Erosion along the Calvert Cliffs. You'd better think before you act
USGS slide presentation
56 slides, 2.1 mb

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Apparent Extinction of the Tiger Beetle, Cicindela hirticollis abrupta
8pp, 100 kb

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Cliff residents might lose homes to save endangered beetles
Washington Post article, January 25, 2010
11pp, 340 kb

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Considering evolutionary processes in conservation biology
6pp, 112 kb

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A statement by Curtis Larsen, PhD, regarding bluff erosion along the Calvert Cliffs
20 kb
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Evolution of Equilibrium Slopes at Calvert Cliffs, Maryland: A Method of Estimating the Timescale of Slope Stabilization
7pp, 5.6 mb
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Impact of Dams on Point Bar Habitats: A Case for the Extirpation of the Sacremento Valley Tiger Beetle, C. hirticollis abrupta
24pp, 1.3 mb
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Habitat Preference and the Effects of Beach Nourishment on the Federally Threatened Northeastern Beach Tiger Beetle, Cicindela dorsalis dorsalis: Western Shore, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia
12pp, 1 mb
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A Population Viability Analysis for the Puritan Tiger Beetle in the Chesapeake Bay Region
23pp, 9 mb
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Effects of Habitat Change from Ecological Succession and Human Impact on Tiger Beetles
10pp, 364 kb
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Translocation of Threatened Tiger Beetle Cicindela dorsalis dorsalis to Sandy Hook, New Jersey
6pp, 376 kb
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Larval Habitat and Reintroduction Site Selection for Cincindela puritana in Connecticut
19pp, 416 kb
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Studies of Two Rare Tiger Beetles (Cicindela puritana and C.dorsalis dorsalis) in Maryland, 2009
26pp, 568 kb
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Recovery Plan Action Status
Web-based document
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Puritan Tiger Beetle Recovery Plan, 1993
47pp, 4.3 mb

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Puritan Tiger Beetle Draft 5-year Review, 2007
21pp, 2.3 mb
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Federal Register Proposal to Determine Threatened Status
6pp, 2.1 mb
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Federal Register Determination of Threatened Status
7pp, 2.1 mb
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Biological Opinions on the Proposed Population Augmentation of the Threatened Puritan Tiger Beetle to RainBow Beach, MA
10pp, 33 kb
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USFWS Fish and Wildlife Journal, June 23, 2006
River Levels and Rains Complicate Puritan Tiger Beetle Recovery Work

Web-based document

Population management modeling for the puritan tiger beetle icon

Population management modeling for the Puritan tiger beetle
web-based document

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Chesapeake Bay Cliff Erosion in Calvert County
Draft Steering Committe Report

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Chesapeake Bay Cliff Erosion In Calvert County Draft Steering Committee Presenation

supplement to the March, 2010 Puritan tiger beetle PVA
Supplement to the March, 2010 Puritan tiger beetle PVA

Population Viability Analysis for the  Puritan Tiger Beetle in the Chesapeake Bay Region: An Update
Population Viability Analysis for the
Puritan Tiger Beetle in the Chesapeake Bay Region: An Update

Project review process summary
Review Process for Projects Involving Puritan Tiger Beetles in
Calvert County portions of the Chesapeake Bay

Project Review Checklist
Project Review Checklist
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Recovery Plan Action Status
Web-based document
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(Kinsley, 2016)
Studies of Cicindela puritana and C. D. DORSALIS in Maryland, 2015

2.5 mb

Key Calvert Sites with Additional Detailed Counts
21 mb

Standard Sassafras Sites
10.3 mb

Janes and Cedar Sites
1.7 mb

 

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Last updated: August 22, 2016