Cylindera unipunctata - (Fabricius, 1775)
One-spotted Tiger Beetle
Synonym(s): Cicindela unipunctata Fabricius, 1775
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Cicindela unipunctata Fabricius, 1775 (TSN 697749)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.115855
Element Code: IICOL02310
Informal Taxonomy: Animals, Invertebrates - Insects - Beetles - Other Beetles
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Animalia Mandibulata Insecta Coleoptera Carabidae Cylindera
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Concept Reference: Freitag, R. P. 1999. Catalogue of the tiger beetles of Canada and the United States. National Research Council Research Press, Ottawa, Canada. 195 pp.
Concept Reference Code: B99FRE01EHUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Cicindela unipunctata
Taxonomic Comments: Bousquet (2012) transfers Cicindela unipunctata to Cylindera unipunctata.
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G4G5
Global Status Last Reviewed: 19May2008
Global Status Last Changed: 19May2008
Rounded Global Status: G4 - Apparently Secure
Reasons: This widespread species is not commonly found, but this could reflect its secretive habits. It occurs in common forest habitats and is probably a lot more common than records suggest. It is not readily seen in the daytime and surveys require specialized methods.
Nation: United States
National Status: N4 (01Sep1997)

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United States Alabama (SNR), Arkansas (S2), Delaware (S2?), District of Columbia (SNR), Georgia (SNR), Illinois (S2), Indiana (S4), Iowa (S2), Kentucky (S4), Maryland (S3), Minnesota (SNR), Mississippi (SNR), Missouri (S4), New Jersey (S4), New York (SH), North Carolina (S3S4), Ohio (S4), Pennsylvania (S1), South Carolina (S4), Tennessee (S4), Virginia (S3S4), West Virginia (S3)

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Endemism: endemic to a single nation

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
DE Sussex (10005)
PA Fayette (42051)
WV Boone (54005), Braxton (54007), Fayette (54019), Grant (54023), Hardy (54031)*, Kanawha (54039), McDowell (54047), Mercer (54055), Pendleton (54071), Summers (54089), Wayne (54099)
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
02 South Branch Potomac (02070001)+, Cacapon-Town (02070003)+*, Western Lower Delmarva (02080109)+
05 Lower Monongahela (05020005)+, Little Kanawha (05030203)+, Middle New (05050002)+, Lower New (05050004)+, Upper Kanawha (05050006)+, Elk (05050007)+, Lower Kanawha (05050008)+, Coal (05050009)+, Tug (05070201)+, Twelvepole (05090102)+
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History
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Non-Migrant: N
Locally Migrant: N
Long Distance Migrant: N
Terrestrial Habitat(s): Forest - Hardwood, Forest - Mixed, Forest/Woodland, Woodland - Hardwood, Woodland - Mixed
Habitat Comments: A variety of forest types but maybe not open pinelands. Often oak-pine forests.
Economic Attributes Not yet assessed
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Management Summary Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Delineation
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Use Class: Not applicable
Minimum Criteria for an Occurrence: An area of forest where this species occurs, or recently has occurred, where there is potential for persistence or regular recurrence. Minimally a collection or photograph of an individual in or near suitable forest. This does not appear to be a localized species.
Mapping Guidance: See Knisley and Schultz (1997) or other references. Habitats are usually oak-pine or hardwood forests with broad-leafed litter but the species is also reported from shale barrens. The habitat actually is the forest understory and not just openings or roads within the forest.
Separation Distance for Unsuitable Habitat: 4 km
Separation Distance for Suitable Habitat: 10 km
Separation Justification: It is well known that tiger beetles can disperse several to hundreds of kilometers. See various Specs groups or literature such as Knisely and Schultz (1997) or Pearson et al. (1997) for review. While this species is said to seldom fly it is capable of doing so. Certainly whether they fly much or not one would expect these beetles to occur throughout contiguous habitats and available information suggests they more or less do. They do not form local little colonies. So while there are no direct data there would seem no doubt individuals can move a few kilometers and that where habitats are extensive occurrences will probably be also.
Inferred Minimum Extent of Habitat Use (when actual extent is unknown): 1 km
Inferred Minimum Extent Justification: This is arbitrary but C. UNIPUNCTATA is not a localized species and where habitat is extensive assuming a one kilometer radius is rather conservative for a tiger beetle. Do not assume occurrence outside the wooded habitat though, except for adjacent shale barrens etc.
Date: 07Dec2001
Author: Schweitzer, Dale F.
Population/Occurrence Viability
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U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed
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Authors/Contributors
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NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Edition Date: 19May2008
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author: DFS
Element Ecology & Life History Edition Date: 03Feb2012
Element Ecology & Life History Author(s): Schweitzer, D.F.

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References
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  • Beaton, G. 2008. Notes on tiger beetle distributions in the state of Georgia, U.S.A., with new county records (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae). Coleoptera 40(3):37-45.

  • Bousquet, Y. 2012. Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico. ZooKeys 245:1-1722.

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  • Brzoska, Dr. David W. 1998. Locality Information for G1-G3 Tiger Beetles (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) - Collected by D.W. Brzoska. Prepared for The Nature Conservancy. 3 pp. plus memorandum from Lara Minium.

  • Freitag, R. P. 1999. Catalogue of the tiger beetles of Canada and the United States. National Research Council Research Press, Ottawa, Canada. 195 pages.

  • Freitag, R. P. 1999. Catalogue of the tiger beetles of Canada and the United States. National Research Council Research Press, Ottawa, Canada. 195 pp.

  • Leonard, M. D. ed. 1928. A list of the insects of New York, with a list of the spiders and certain other allied groups. Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station Mem. 101. Ithaca, New York. 1121 pp.

  • Mawdsley, J.R. 2006. The tiger beetle fauna of an anthropogenic sand barrens site in central Maryland, U.S.A. (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae). Cicindela 38(1-4):47-58.

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