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Wildlife of the Sinai Peninsula

Wildlife of the Sinai Peninsula

The Sinai desert, at first glance, may seem pretty barren, but with closer inspection, visitors can see a variety of desert wildlife! Plants, insects, mammals, reptiles, and more. Join us on this mission to document these amazing desert species.
Please only wild native or migratory species. No marine life, just terrestrial plants and animals, and no captive animals. Please provide as much information as possible on location, time of spotting, animal behavior and interactions, and weather conditions. Please include any information about local (Bedouin) traditional uses (medicinal, practical, edible). Sign in to join mission

Wildlife of the Sinai Peninsula
Created by

Bernadette S

Website 27 participants 532 spottings

The purpose of this mission is to document all native wildlife found in the deserts of the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. Sinai is located in a unique position - a land bridge between Africa and Asia - covering some 61,000 km in total area, with a variety of geographic features - limestone hills, a sandstone belt, gravel plains, magmatic & metaphoric rocks, extreme deserts, coastal plains, and high mountains. Regarding the flora, three geographical regions are found here - Saharo-Arabian, Sudanian, and Irano-Turanian.

Wildlife of the Sinai Peninsula

Lat: 29.72 Long: 33.86

Recent Spottings

Burton's Carpet Viper Bernadette S 6 7 Burton's Carpet Viper
Convolvulus Hawkmoth Bernadette S 6 1 Convolvulus Hawkmoth
Convolvulus Hawkmoth Pupa Bernadette S 8 2 Convolvulus Hawkmoth Pupa
Convolvulus Hawkmoth Caterpillar Bernadette S 3 4 Convolvulus Hawkmoth Caterpillar
African Monarch ~ Chrysalis and Adult Bernadette S 2 1 African Monarch ~ Chrysalis and Adult
Sand Wasp Bernadette S 3 0 Sand Wasp
Mediterranean Tiger Blues Bernadette S 7 0 Mediterranean Tiger Blues
Eggs Bernadette S 1 0 Eggs
Black Watermelon Bug Bernadette S 2 3 Black Watermelon Bug
Red Palm Weevil Bernadette S 5 0 Red Palm Weevil
Unknown spotting Bernadette S 0 1 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting Bernadette S 0 1 Unknown spotting
Crab Grass ~ Couch Grass ~ Bermuda Grass Bernadette S 0 3 Crab Grass ~ Couch Grass ~ Bermuda Grass
Egyptian Autumn Crocus Bernadette S 0 6 Egyptian Autumn Crocus
Pomegranate Playboy Bernadette S 2 0 Pomegranate Playboy
Blister Beetle Bernadette S 3 0 Blister Beetle
A Trio of Crab Spiders Bernadette S 4 2 A Trio of Crab Spiders
Bird Prints Bernadette S 2 2 Bird Prints
Mediterranean Tiger Blue Bernadette S 4 0 Mediterranean Tiger Blue
Flower Crab Spider ♂ Bernadette S 1 0 Flower Crab Spider ♂
Jumping Spider Bernadette S 3 0 Jumping Spider
Flower Crab Spider ♀ and ♂ Bernadette S 2 0 Flower Crab Spider ♀ and ♂
Flower Crab Spider ♀ Bernadette S 1 0 Flower Crab Spider ♀
Jumping Spider (male) Bernadette S 15 10 Jumping Spider (male)
Flower Crab Spider (w/prey) Bernadette S 13 0 Flower Crab Spider (w/prey)
African Migrant Caterpillar Bernadette S 3 0 African Migrant Caterpillar
Pantropical Jumping Spider (male) Bernadette S 3 0 Pantropical Jumping Spider (male)
Hairy Rose Beetle Bernadette S 4 0 Hairy Rose Beetle
Eggs and Hatchlings Bernadette S 2 2 Eggs and Hatchlings
Unknown spotting Bernadette S 1 0 Unknown spotting
Band-eyed Hoverfly Bernadette S 13 6 Band-eyed Hoverfly
Egyptian Flower Mantis Bernadette S 2 0 Egyptian Flower Mantis
Giant African Mantis Bernadette S 1 0 Giant African Mantis
Large Salmon Arab Bernadette S 11 4 Large Salmon Arab
Flower Crab Spider Bernadette S 2 0 Flower Crab Spider
Black Cone-headed Grasshoppers Bernadette S 2 0 Black Cone-headed Grasshoppers
Undulate Fleabane Bernadette S 1 2 Undulate Fleabane
Storksbill Bernadette S 1 0 Storksbill
Common Fagonia Bernadette S 1 0 Common Fagonia
Judean Wormwood Bernadette S 1 0 Judean Wormwood
Judean Wormwood Bernadette S 1 0 Judean Wormwood
White Weeping Broom Bernadette S 3 0 White Weeping Broom
Jahag ~ Wall-rocket Bernadette S 4 2 Jahag ~ Wall-rocket
Plantain or Fleawort Bernadette S 1 0 Plantain or Fleawort
Undulate Fleabane and others Bernadette S 1 2 Undulate Fleabane and others
Wild Mountain Tea ~ Undulate Fleabane Bernadette S 1 0 Wild Mountain Tea ~ Undulate Fleabane
Red Spotted Top Shell Bernadette S 3 0 Red Spotted Top Shell
Carpenter Bee Bernadette S 10 6 Carpenter Bee
Arghel ~ Harjal Bernadette S 4 0 Arghel ~ Harjal
Forsskal's Murex Bernadette S 12 2 Forsskal's Murex

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