14 April 2020

Variable Stalker – Judah

Whist birding the Judah area recently I came across a few Variable Stalker Adesmia conthurnata which is a common beetle in Saudi Arabia spread throughout the Kingdom. The appearance and disappearance of the beetles is strongly correlated with climatic conditions with the peak occurrence in spring when the temperatures are moderate and plant growth is at its maximum. During the hot months of summer, most beetles disappear. Variable Stalker is a very active beetle moving continually over the ground and quite a quick pace.
Variable Stalker