Unexpected Vegetarian Feeding Behaviour of a Predatory Tiger Beetle Calomera littoralis nemoralis (Olivier, 1790) (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae)
Keywords:Tiger beetles, Calomera littoralis nemoralis, aggregation behavior, vegetarian feeding behaviour, Albania, Balkan Peninsula.
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.
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