Cicindela tranquebarica joaquinensis Knisley & Haines, 2007

San Joaquin tiger beetle



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status




California, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Knisley, C. B., and R. D. Haines. 2007. Description and conservation status of a new subspecies of Cicindela tranquebarica (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae), from the San Joaquin Valley of California, USA. Entomological News 118(2):109-127.


Other references:

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

Bousquet, Y., P. Bouchard, A.E. Davies, and D.S. Sikes. 2013. Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska, second edition. Pensoft Series Faunistica No 109. [Downloadable checklist available: Bousquet, Y., P. Bouchard, A.E. Davies, and D.S. Sikes. 2013. Data associated with Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second Edition. Data Paper. ZooKeys 360:1-44.]

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

Pearson, D.L. 2004. A list of suggested common English names for species of tiger beetles occurring in Canada and the U.S. Cicindela 36(1-2):31-40.

Pearson, D.L., C.B. Knisley, D.P. Duran, and C.J. Kazilek. 2015. A field guide to the tiger beetles of the United States and Canada: identification, natural history, and distribution of the Cicindelinae. Oxford University Press, New York, New York. 251 pp.

Pearson, D.L., T. G. Barraclough, and A.P. Vogler. 1997. Distributional range maps for North American species of tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae). Cicindela 29(3-4): 33-84. Available online:


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