Habrodera nilotica (Dejean, 1825)

Assmann, Thorsten, Boutaud, Esteve, Buse, Joern, Gebert, Joerg, Drees, Claudia, Friedman, Ariel-Leib-Leonid, Khoury, Fares, Marcus, Tamar, Orbach, Eylon, Ittai Renan,, Schmidt, Constantin & Zumstein, Pascale, 2018, The tiger beetles (Coleoptera, Cicindelidae) of the southern Levant and adjacent territories: from cybertaxonomy to conservation biology, ZooKeys 734, pp. 43-103: 65-66

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Habrodera nilotica (Dejean, 1825)


14. Habrodera nilotica (Dejean, 1825)  


Freshwater habitats ( Abdel-Dayem 2004). Sandy and stony banks of rivers and lakes, especially on yellow sand. In Africa it frequently occurs together with C. fimbriata   ( Werner 2000). Diurnal and nocturnal. Attracted by light.


In Africa and in the Middle East throughout almost the entire year ( Matalin and Chikatunov 2016; Werner 2000). In Egypt records from January, June, August and November ( Alfieri 1976).

Distribution range.

Widely distributed in Africa: From Senegal to Somalia and from Egypt to South Africa ( Werner 2000).

Distribution in the southern Levant.

Wadi Isla (southern Sinai) ( Abdel-Dayem et al. 2003; Alfieri 1976). Chikatunov et al. (2006) published records from Israel. We could not find any verifiable record from this survey in SMNHTAU. Therefore, the occurrence of this species in Israel is highly questionable.