Endangered Species Program
Conserving the Nature of America

Featured Species | Salt Creek Tiger Beetle (06:47)

Host: Brynn Walling with Robert Harms

Salt Creek Tiger Beetle (click to view larger)
Salt Creek tiger beetle.
Photo credit: USFWS


Status: Endangered/ Listed on October 6, 2005
Scientific Name: Cicindela nevadica lincolniana
Description: The Salt Creek tiger beetle is an active, ground-dwelling, predatory insect that captures smaller or similar sized arthropods in a "tiger-like" manner by grasping prey with its mandibles (mouthparts).
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Last updated: November 14, 2012