As almost everywhere on earth there are highly specialized insects living on beaches. The tasty beached and decaying algae serve as larval food for a multitude of kelp flies.

The kelp fly larvae themselves are food for predatory carabid and rove beetles. Very special carrion beetles develop on bird’s corpses or in mummified fish or seal carcasses.

The dune scarab beetle walks untiringly through the hot loose sand – hoping not to be caught by the king of all beach insects: the voracious dune tiger beetle with its murderous jaws.

Een specialist: de heipaalkever


Auteurs Rainer Borcherding
Licentiehouder Schutzstation Wattenmeer
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