Unexpected Vegetarian Feeding Behaviour of a Predatory Tiger Beetle Calomera littoralis nemoralis (Olivier, 1790) (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae)

  • Radomir Jaskula Department of Invertebrate Zoology & Hydrobiology, University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland
Keywords: Tiger beetles, Calomera littoralis nemoralis, aggregation behavior, vegetarian feeding behaviour, Albania, Balkan Peninsula.

Abstract

An unexpected vegetarian feeding behaviour in a predatory tiger beetle Calomera littoralis nemoralis was observed on the marine sandy beach in Albania. The aggregation of some 100 beetles on an area of ca. 5 m2 was noted during eating grains of maize as well as coocked macaroni. This is the first known case of feeding on plant grains by Cicindelidae species.

Published
2013-04-03
How to Cite
Jaskula, R. (2013). Unexpected Vegetarian Feeding Behaviour of a Predatory Tiger Beetle Calomera littoralis nemoralis (Olivier, 1790) (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae). Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 15(1), 1-6. Retrieved from http://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/435
Section
Journal of the Entomological Research Society