ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE: NORTHEASTERN BEACH TIGER BEETLE

PROTECTION STATUS: Threatened

YEAR PLACED ON LIST: 1990

CRITICAL HABITAT: None

RECOVERY PLAN: 1994

RANGE: Formerly widespread on Atlantic beaches from Massachusetts south to Virginia; currently extirpated from Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York Long Island and New Jersey. Two small populations are found on Martha?s Vineyard in Massachusetts, while all other remaining populations are found on Chesapeake Bay.

THREATS: Habitat destruction, degradation, and fragmentation due to shoreline development; off-road vehicles use; pollution and pesticides; sea-level rise

POPULATION TREND: This species is declining.

Northeastern beach tiger beetle photo courtesy USFWS