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Odonata (Damselflies and Dragonflies)

A page dedicated to the UAE Damselflies and Dragonflies with links to species photographed in the UAE is found here:

The above page is based on An Updated Illustrated Checklist of Dragonflies and Damselflies of the UAE by Gary R. Feulner, Robert W. Reimer and Richard J. Hornby, published in Tribulus vol. 17 (2007), pp. 37-62 , which also includes basic information about the habitats and behaviour of UAE species.

That article has been supplemented by Errata and Addenda: Updated Illustrated Checklist of Dragonflies of the UAE -- including a third species of Ischnura damselfly by Reimer, Feulner and Hornby in Tribulus vol. 18 (2009), pp. 28-36.

Link to the Tribulus library here


Other lists

Two lists, one of UAE terrestrial mammals the other of reptiles and amphibians can be found below.

They have links to photos of species photographed in the UAE.



UAE terrestrial mammals can be found here

Reptiles & amphibians 

UAE reptiles and amphibians can be found here

The same list, which is made by the Terrestrial Environment Research Centre is found here


UAE spiders checklist can be found here




An introduction to UAE insects and other arthropods can be found here

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