Studies on tiger beetles, XCIV. Predation of Cicindela campestris by a robberfly (Coleoptera, Cicindelidae; Diptera, Asilidae)

Cassola, F.

Bollettino dell' Associazione Romana di Entomologia 52(1/4): 1-8


Accession: 003285493

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Predation on adult tiger beetle (Cicindela campestris olivieria) by a robber fly (Laphria sp.) is reported and photographically documented. All the entomological literature is reviewed and all records are reported of similar known instances of predation (or predatory attempts) by a robber fly on a tiger beetle. The analysis suggests that robber flies may be considered to be more or less regular predators of adult tiger beetles.