Myriochila (s.str.) melancholica (Fabricius, 1798)

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: 72-73

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Myriochila (s.str.) melancholica (Fabricius, 1798)


22. Myriochila (s.str.) melancholica (Fabricius, 1798)  


Margins of both stagnant and running freshwater bodies, including artificial water reservoirs, and in salty habitats ( Austin et al. 2008; Jaskuła and Rewicz 2015; Lisa 2002). Diurnal. Attracted by light ( Abdel-Dayem et al. 2003).


March to December ( Abdel-Dayem et al. 2003; Matalin and Chikatunov 2016; Nussbaum 1987).

Distribution range.

From southern Europe to southern Africa and from the Cape Verde Islands to China ( Wiesner 1992).

Distribution in the southern Levant.

Widespread in Sinai, Israel and Jordan ( Matalin and Chikatunov 2016; Nasir and Katbeh-Bader 2017; Wiesner 1992).


Not endangered, it is abundant even in habitats strongly influenced by human activity (e.g. on intensively grazed sites or on wet fallow land close to Tel Aviv and Amman).