Julodis fimbriata
(Jewel beetle)


  • Karkur Talh (Jebel Uweinat), October 1998
  • Karkur Talh (Jebel Uweinat), October 2005
  • Wadi Handal (Jebel Uweinat), October 2005
  • Wadi Handal (Jebel Uweinat), October 2007

    This large beetle species was only noted at Jebel Uweinat following rain. A single individual was noted near the northern entrance of Karkur Talh in 1998, crawling in the sand.

    Following the rains of September 2005 at Jebel Uweinat, the beetles were abundant throughout the area covered by fresh vegetation in Karkur Talh, and particularly in Wadi Handal, where they were noted concentrating and mating on smaller acacias. One individual was noted in Wadi Handal in October 2007, among remnant vegetation two years after the rain event.

    Karkur Talh
    25th October, 1998
    (approx. 2pm)

      Karkur Talh
    18th October, 2005
    (approx. 2pm)

    Wadi Handal
    20th October, 2005
    (approx. 4pm)

      Wadi Handal
    23rd October, 2005
    (approx. 11am)

    Wadi Handal
    23rd October, 2007
    (approx. 5pm)