Length: 11 - 13 mm
In Cicindelidia punctulata the color of the elytra ranges from dark bronzy to black. There is a well-developed light-colored marking at the apex of each elytron. Also present are several additional scattered spots. Both the common name and the scientific name refer to this species' most notable feature, the two rows of punctures running longways down the elytra.
The Punctured Tiger Beetle has a wider tolerance for habitat types than many other Tiger Beetles, and may be found in gardens and yards, along trails in the woods, even at old strip mines.
Photo locations: upper two images from North Carolina Outer Banks at Sanderling; third image from Story County, Iowa; bottom image from Neshoba County, Mississippi.