New York Natural Heritage Program
Appalachian Tiger Beetle
Cicindela ancocisconensis T.W. Harris, 1852
Insects
Appalachian Tiger Beetle Stephen Cresswell
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: S2
A State Rarity Rank of S2 means: Typically 6 to 20 occurrences, few remaining individuals, acres, or miles of stream, or factors demonstrably make it very vulnerable in New York State.

Global Rarity Rank: G3
A Global Rarity Rank of G3 means: Either rare and local throughout its range (21 to 100 occurrences), or found locally (even abundantly at some of its locations) in a restricted range (e.g. a physiographic region), or vulnerable to extinction throughout its range because of other factors.


Did you know?
Despite its common name of Appalachian tiger beetle, this species was first described from specimens collected in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The origin of the specific name, ancocisconensis, is apparently derived from aucocisco, an area shown on 16th and 17th century charts for the area west of Portland Harbor, Maine (Wilson 1979).

State Ranking Justification [-]
Populations of this species are currently known from 10 creeks or rivers in three different regions of the state. Although it is likely that a few historically documented populations are also extant and additional new populations remain to be discovered, the total number of populations is not expected to be large and there are existing and potential threats at some sites.

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