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The Puritan Tiger Beetle (Cicindela puritana) is found in only two places in the world - the Connecticut River in New England and a small part of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. It lives on sandy shores beside fresh and brackish waterways. With a two-year life span, the Puritan Tiger Beetle spends 23 months of its 24-month life underground as a larva. This insect is a medium-sized terrestrial beetle. It has long legs and dark bronze-brown to green wing covers with cream-colored markings on its back. The beetles emerge from the pupal stage as adults in late June. They begin to mate in mid-July through to mid-August, when the adults begin to die off.