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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).
Spotted on Mar 3, 2016
Submitted on Mar 3, 2016
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