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The heat is on :) Some herps from a night trip out in the Sharjah desert with like-minded friends!
Quite a few saw-scaled vipers and sand boas out there but none of my horned favorites :( Thats...
June's a sweet month already and over the past 2 weeks I've found both color variants of Striped mantis nymphs, a beetle that Roland Breithaupt thinks is Derolus iranenss arabicus, a cute jumping...
Some interesting critters from the desert:
1)Striped mantis nymph
2) TBD Jumping spider
3) TBD Spider
4) TBD spider hole (the spiders in a silk sac inside the hole)
5) Common ground...
Thanks, Huw. Roland Breithaupt thinks its a female of Casama innotata......
LOL, well 38 days too late a post ;) but still an amazing picture-Priscilla :) It's definitely my favorite saw-scaled image!
Found this ?Stegodyphus sp. spider on a Calotropis in the Sharjah desert last Saturday. I've previously found another similar looking one in October 2010 in the general locality (see...
A very pretty hairy moth found deep in the Sharjah desert on my trek last Saturday. Anybody with an idea on ID?
Thanks, Peter. I really have little information on these creatures. Much appreciated.
Just a Hemidactylus ?sp.? from Sharjah (between the bricks on the tarmac leading into the desert). Very jittery and I only got this shot. I initially thought H. robustus but just want to confirm....
The cutest little thingie I've found this year so far :) Just wanna make sure it's a Cheesemann's?
Some finds with spiderwoman (Priscilla) ;) from our recent wadi trip -
1) Ischnocolus sp. spider (separate genus from the one Priscilla posted earlier - see Priscilla's baboon spider thread)
Ahemm, time to revive the forum guys!! Where are all the beautiful flowers??? My contributions below post the heavy water lashing most of the wadis got :)
1) Boerhevia elegans (a nice...
Nice night out with another herper looking for stuff in the Dubai desert and we found:
1) S. doriae (around 20)
2) S. arabicus (numerous)
3) E. carinatus s.
4) E. jayakari
Two gorgeous Sulphurous jewel beetle (J. euphratica) specimens found (approx. 200 mtrs apart) on desert sedge rather deep in the Sharjah desert yesterday on my weekly desert hike. Also...
A good start to 2013 herping in the dark in the Sharjah desert with like-minded herpers:
1) Sochurek's saw scaled vipers (x5)
2) Arabian sand boa
3) Leaf nosed snake
4) Eastern skink (dug out...
Yes, Tommy. That's the general area........
Thank you so much, Roland. :)
Found some interesting critters on my Satuday hike in the Sharjah desert. I'll only post interesting species in order not to cluster this post ;)
1) Mating striped mantis (clearly...
Found my 2nd worm lizard this year already in the RAK desert heading from near Banyan wadi area to Dubai :) 2013 sure is a fab year already. Didn't manage any good pics with my hands being quite full...
Just sharing some interesting critters found during my trip to UAQ and RAK over the weekend.........
1) Antlion sp. (UAQ)
2) Green lacewing (RAK Mangroves)
3) Wolf spider (RAK...
Somebody should speak to the Alain chapter of the ENHG folks - they're the ones cribbing about the lake destroying the habitat of the 'midas fly' ;)
Mabrook, this is awesome news :)
Thanks much, Greg :)
Wow, these are spectacular documentary images, rest assured Priscilla :) What is most amazing is you can tell the clear distinction between the male and female (male = combed, fringed antennae) from...