Calomera concolor (Dejean, 1822)

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: 57-59

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Calomera concolor (Dejean, 1822)


5. Calomera concolor (Dejean, 1822)  


Sandy beaches ( Austin et al. 2008). Larvae inhabit the beach from the high water line to the beginning of dunes ( Arndt et al. 2005). Diurnal.


Main activity period of adults from June to August ( Arndt et al. 2005).

Distribution range.

Along the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea from Aegean Islands to Syria (including Crete, Cyprus, and southern Turkey) ( Austin et al. 2008; Franzen 1999).

Distribution in the southern Levant.

No records.

Taxonomic notes.

The populations from Cyprus, eastern Turkey and Syria belong to the subspecies Calomera concolor rouxi   ( Barth√©lemy, 1835) ( Franzen 1999).


This species is sensitive to disturbances caused by touristic activities on beaches. Even relatively extensive tourism can reduce the activity of adult beetles, and can prevent the development of larvae ( Arndt et al. 2005).