Cephalota (Taenidia) tibialis (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: 67

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Cephalota (Taenidia) tibialis (Dejean, 1822)


16. Cephalota (Taenidia) tibialis (Dejean, 1822) 


Shorelines of salt lakes and ponds ( Austin et al. 2008; Jaskuła and Rewicz 2015; Lisa 2002), sandy beaches ( Nussbaum 1987). Nocturnal ( Abdel-Dayem et al. 2003). Attracted by light ( Nussbaum 1987).


February to September ( Abdel-Dayem et al. 2003).

Distribution range.

From Tunisia to Egypt ( Gebert 1991).

Distribution in the southern Levant.

along the Mediterranean coast of the Sinai Peninsula ( Gebert 1991). No record from Israel ( Matalin and Chikatunov 2016; Nussbaum 1987).

Taxonomic notes.

Only the nominate subspecies in the southern Levant, the other two subspecies in northern Africa and on Cyprus ( Gebert 1991). See also C. littorea  .