Endangered Insects of the Middle East
Show insects in the Middle East with profiles available.
Show all insects of concern in the Middle East.
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Common Name Range ***
Aeshna yemenensis Yemen
Apollo Butterfly Middle East
Bulgarian Emerald Turkey
Calopteryx spp. (2) Algeria, Israel, Israel (Palestinian Territory, Occupied), Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia
Cerambyx Longicorn Middle East
Chalepoxenus spp. (2) Algeria, France, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Turkmenistan, Ukraine
Coenagrion syriacum Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
Corsican Swallowtail Sardinia
Dark-winged Groundling Iran, Iraq, Israel, Syria, Turkey
Graphoderus bilineatus Middle East
Hajar Wadi Damsel Oman, United Arab Emirates
Lycaena ottomanus Turkey
Omani Dragonfly Oman
Onychogomphus spp. (2) Algeria, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Zambia
Parnassius autocrator Afghanistan, Tajikistan
Polyommatus dama Turkey
Powder Blue Damsel Oman, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Predatory Bush Cricket Middle East
Pseudagrion spp. (1) Ethiopia, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Red Chaser Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Turkey
Rhoptromyrmex schmitzi Israel
Rosalia Longicorn Middle East
Sinai Hooktail Egypt, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen
Strongylognathus spp. (3) Algeria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia (Eurasia), Greece, Israel, Italy, Korea, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine
Turkish Red Damsel Syria, Turkey
Zerynthia caucasica Turkey
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**What insects are listed here?:

The Middle East section of this site lists the folllowing insects appearing on select endangered species lists:
  • Insects that dwell in or migrate to any area considered apart of the Middle East.
  • Insects that dwell in the Arabian Peninsula.
  • Insects of Cyprus.
  • Insects of Egypt, Israel or any other transcontinental (with Africa or Asia) area.
  • Insects of the Mediterranean Sea and its islands.
  • Insects of the Palearctic.
  • Insects of Saudi Arabia.

This list combines species from several endangered species lists. Using the total count of species found on this site as an official count of endangered species of the world is not recommended. For more information on what creatures are listed on this site, please visit our About EEC page.

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