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Green Tiger Beetle

Cicindela (Cicindela) campestris olivieria Brullé, 1832

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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

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11 Comments

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 5 years ago

Thank you Jason.

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 5 years ago

Cool pics!!

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 5 years ago

Thank you armadeus.

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 5 years ago

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

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 5 years ago

Thank you, everyone, for your kind comments!

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 5 years ago

Gorgeous!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

Great spotting Kostas - what a lovely colour !

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 5 years ago

Stunning!

Francisco Ramírez
Francisco Ramírez 5 years ago

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

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 5 years ago

Thanks Lauren.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Wow! Gorgeous Tiger Beetle!

KostasZontanos
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Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Μακεδονίας - Θράκης, Greece

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

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