13 June 2016

Arabian Wall Brown at Al Mehfar Park - Thanoumah

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 Al Mehfar Park in Tanoumah, north of Abha in the Asir Mountains.