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Green Tiger Beetle

Cicindela (Cicindela) campestris olivieria Brullé, 1832


Cicindela campestris, commonly called the green tiger beetle is a widespread Eurasian species of tiger beetle. Both adults and larvae are predators on other invertebrates. The larvae dig a burrow in the ground, often on or near paths to pitfall-trap unwary insects. The adults are sun-loving. They live in places with dry soils (sandy or chalky). Capture their prey - spiders, grasshoppers, ants, butterflies and caterpillars - chasing after them with short flights and long runs.


Forest road in Seih-Sou, the suburban forest of Thessaloniki (Greece).


The subspecies olivieria is native of Balkan peninsula (Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Greece, Yugoslavia).

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KostasZontanos 6 years ago

Thank you Jason.

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 6 years ago

Cool pics!!

KostasZontanos 6 years ago

Thank you armadeus.

armadeus.4 6 years ago

That is a beautiful Green Tiger Beetle, wonderfully captured! Thank you for sharing :)

KostasZontanos 6 years ago

Thank you, everyone, for your kind comments!

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 6 years ago


Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Great spotting Kostas - what a lovely colour !

CalebSteindel 6 years ago


Francisco Ramírez
Francisco Ramírez 6 years ago

What a beautiful find...stunning Kostas !!!!

KostasZontanos 6 years ago

Thanks Lauren.

LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Wow! Gorgeous Tiger Beetle!

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Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Μακεδονίας - Θράκης, Greece

Spotted on Mar 3, 2016
Submitted on Mar 3, 2016

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