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Two New Insects Discovered in UAE
Offbeat  (tags: animals, insects, discovery, UAE )

- 3228 days ago -
Two new insect species have been discovered in the UAE's first mountain protected area, Wadi Wurayah; a tiny, 2mm long aquatic beetle (Coleoptera): Ochthebius wurayah, and a wasp species commonly known as a 'velvet ant' (Hymenoptera), approximately 5mm
First Ever Record of Wilson's Phalarope in Abu Dhabi
Offbeat  (tags: animals, birds, UAE, environment, protection )

- 3375 days ago -
A bird never before seen in the UAE has been spotted at Abu Dhabi's Al Wathba Wetland Reserve. Wilson's Phalarope (Steganopus tricolor), a small wader, is a remarkable new find as they are generally found only in the Americas.

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