Egyptian Journal of Natural History

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Biological explorations of Sinai: flora and fauna of Wadi Isla and Hebran, St Katherine Protectorate, Egypt

S Zalat, F Gilbert, H Fadel, MS El-Hawagry, M Saleh, S Kamel, J Gilbert


A comprehensive survey was accomplished for two of the most important and beautiful wadis in the Sinai, Wadi Isla & Hebran. The biodiversity of the two wadis are surveyed including plant species and their associated insects, spiders and scorpions. The list includes 20 plant families with 51 species, 8 insect orders with 54 families and 138 species, and 4 arachnid orders with 17 families and 23 species. The highest number of species recorded were Coleoptera and Hymenoptera.

Keywords: Biodiversity, checklist, plants, insects, spiders
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