22 July 2013

Arabian Wall Brown – Sallal Al Danha

Whilst birding the southwest of Saudi Arabia earlier in the month we saw an Arabian Wall Brown Lasiommata felix a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. It is found in southwestern Saudi Arabia and Yemen where it inhabits the western escarpment of the Arabian Peninsula. It can be found all the way north to Taif in Saudi Arabia but always in the mountains. The one photographed here was at Sallal Al Danha a high waterfall near Tanumah north of Abha in the Asir Mountains.