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Northeastern Beach Tiger Beetles have a two-year life cycle. The adult beetles emerge in late June, declining in early September. Perfect habitat for the adult beetle and its larvae is wide, undisturbed fine sand beaches. Mating and egg laying occur from late June through August. Female beetles deposit their eggs in the sand, higher up the beach in the dunes. This beetle is listed federally as threatened and endangered by Maryland and Massachusetts. Its historical range has increasingly shrunk due to the increase in recreational beach use. It can no longer be found in New York State.

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