Index of Fauna

An alphabetical index of the animals that have been featured on the blog.


Araneae – spiders

Flower Crab Spider (Thomisus citrinellus)

Green Lynx Spider (Peucetia arabica)

Coleoptera – beetles, ladybugs

Blister Beetles (Meloidae family)

Ladybird Beetles (Coccinella septempunctata) and (C. undecimpunctata)

Hymenoptera – wasps, bees, ants

Large Carpenter Bees (Xylocopa sp.)

Leafcutter Bees (Megachile sp.)

Lepidoptera – butterflies and moths

African Caper White Butterfly (Belenois aurota)

Amicta Bagworm Moth (Amicta quadrangularis)

Convolvulus Hawkmoth (Agrius convolvuli)

Crimson-speckled Flunkey Moth (Utetheisa pulchella)

Large Salmon Arab Butterfly (Colotis fausta)

Striped Hawkmoth (Hyles livornica)

Mantodea – mantids

Egyptian Flower Mantis (Blepharopsis mendica)

Giant African Mantis (Sphodromantis viridis

Odonata – dragonflies and damselflies

Violet Dropwing Dragonfly (Trithemis annulata)

Orthoptera – grasshoppers, locusts, crickets

Black Cone-headed Grasshopper (Poekilocerus bufonius)

Scorpiones – scorpions

Common Black Scorpion (Nebo hierichonticus)


Egyptian Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes aegyptiacus)

Golden Spiny Mouse (Acomys russatus)

Nubian Ibex (Capra nubiana)


Bosc’s Fringe-toed Lizard (Acanthodactylus boskianus)

Burton’s Carpet Viper (Echis coloratus)

Egyptian Fan-toed Gecko (Ptyodactylus hasselquistii)

Ornate Spiny-tailed Lizard (Uromastyx ornata)

Schokari Sand Racer (Psammophis schokari)

Sinai Agama (Pseudotrapelus sinaitus)


Shrikes (Lanius spp.)

Sinai Rosefinch (Carpodacus synoicus)