New York Natural Heritage Program
Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle
Cicindela patruela patruela Dejean, 1825
Insects
Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle (Cicindela patruela patruela) Matthew D. Schlesinger
Family: Tiger Beetles (Cicindelidae)

State Protection: Not Listed
The species is not listed or protected by New York State.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S1
A State Rarity Rank of S1 means: Typically 5 or fewer occurrences, very few remaining individuals, acres, or miles of stream, or some factor of its biology makes it especially vulnerable in New York State.

Global Rarity Rank: G3T3
A Global Rarity Rank of G3T3 means: Vulnerable globally - Both the species as a whole and the subspecies/variety are at moderate risk of extinction due to rarity or other factors; typically 80 or fewer populations or locations in the world, few individuals, restricted range, few remaining acres (or miles of stream), and/or recent and widespread declines.


Did you know?
The northern barrens tiger beetle was rediscovered in New York in 2004, after decades of not being detected in the state. The species is known today in New York from a single occurrence in the Shawangunk Mountains in Ulster County. Likely causes for its decline include destruction of its pine barrens habitat and suppression of natural disturbances such as fire that create and maintain habitat openings.

State Ranking Justification [-]
Only one extant occurrence of the nominate subspecies is known from the Shawangunk Ridge in Ulster County.

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