Behavioural observations on Cephalota dulcinea A Specimen of C. dulcinea located in a trail devouring a winged hymenopteran. Note the number of insect remains located behind the specimen (ants, other Hymenoptera and Coleoptera), suggesting that the spot is used as a hunting post B A couple of C. dulcinea involved in courship C A recently killed specimen of C. dulcinea in a trail, about to be seized by ants D Trail located near laguna de Pajares with a large colony of C. dulcinea, C. m. maura and scattered C. paludosa. We hypothesize that these trails, despite of being surrounded by unfavourable habitat, might be used as dispersal corridors between lakes, facilitating the maintenance of metapopulation systems. Photographs by MG-P.

  Part of: Rodríguez-Flores PC, Gutiérrez-Rodríguez J, Aguirre-Ruiz EF, García-París M (2016) Salt lakes of La Mancha (Central Spain): A hot spot for tiger beetle (Carabidae, Cicindelinae) species diversity. ZooKeys 561: 63-103.