17 April 2023

Arabian Darkling Beetle – Al Uqayr

Recently whilst walking around the flat desert area at Al Uqayr I came across a few Arabian Darkling Beetles on rough sand. This is one of the most common species of Arabia and is found in many locations. There are many darkling beetles but this one appears to be the most common. They are not so easy to photograph as they are always on the move, but luckily it was cloudy and the beetles were less mobile allowing the below photos to be taken.