Israel's Nature Site

Insects, Molluscs and other small life forms from Israel (by Oz Rittner)

Visits since October 2003   

 

   

Welcome, 

This site is aiming to be a field guide to the fauna of Israel. Although the name of the website it deals not only with insect

but also with others small forms of life. The main focus is Beetles, Butterflies, Moths and Molluscs (fresh water and land snails). 

Other groups are also represented in lesser scale. I also present here a bit of worldwide species.

The site is being updtaed almost weekly with new species and up to date systematical changes as much as possible..

I hope you'll enjoy this site as much as I enjoy gathering the material for it.

You can contact me at: israelbutterflies@gmail.com

 

About me

 

All the photos in this web-site are right protected, any use of these require permision or else forbidden.  High resolution photos are available for sale or by special request. 

 

Please visit my website about the insects of Argentina:

 

 Please visit the new website dedicated to the Scarabs of the Levant (by Guido Sabatinelli):

                  

 

 

List of people who contribute to the website with their knowledge or spirit, Thank you all:

Institutes:

Tel-Aviv University: Leonid Laibale Friedman (Curculionidae), Alex Shlagman, Amnon Friedberg and

Vasily Kravchenko (Identification of Noctuidae).

Israel Ministry of Agriculture, Plant Protection & Inspection Services of Israel (PPIS): Alexandra.G (Insect Collection).

 

Collegues, helpers and friends:

Guido Sabatinelli (Italy) - Scarabaeoidea - Special thanks for endless guidence

Axel Hausmann (Germany) - Identification of Geometridae

Gunter Muller (Germany) - Identification of Lasiocampidae and other moths.

Wolfgang Speidel (Germany) - Identification of Pyraloidea and other moths. 

Marco Uliana (Italy) - Colaboration on Cetoniinae and Glaphyridae

Pierre Tauzin (France) - Colaboration on Cetoniinae 

Gianfranco Sama (Italy) - Cerambycidae

Eylon Orbach (Israel) - Brentidae, Cerambycidae

Stephano Ziani (Italy) - Scarabaeinae 

Assaf Nir (Israel) - Identification of Heteroptera 

Avihai Benyamini (Israel) - Inveryebrates rearing

Mark Volkovich (Russia) - Buprestidae IDs (Laboratory of Insect Systematics, Zoological Institute

RAS, Universitetskaya nab,St.Petersburg)

Klaas-Douwe B. Dijkstra - Odonata IDs (National Museum of Natural History, Netherlands).

Andreas Hermann (Germany) - Dermestidae IDs.

My father and my wife - for endless patience and assistance.

 

 

Welcome, 

This site is aiming to be a field guide to the small creature of the fauna of Israel. The main focus is Beetles

(Coleoptera). Other groups are also represented in lesser scale and some worldwide specimens are presented

as well. The site is being updtaed weekly in terms of new taxa and up to date taxonomical changes.

I hope you'll enjoy this site as much as I enjoy gathering the material for it.

You can contact me at: israelbutterflies@gmail.com

 

All the photos in this web-site are right protected, any use of these require permision or else forbidden.  High resolution photos are available for sale or by special request. 

 

Please visit my website about the insects of Argentina:

              

 

Please visit the new website dedicated to the Scarabs of the Levant (by Guido Sabatinelli):

                  

 

List of people who contribute to the website in one one way or another, Thank you all:

 Institutes:

Tel-Aviv University: Leonid Laibale Friedman, Alex Shlagman and Amnon Friedberg.

Plant Protection & Inspection Services of Israel (PPIS): Alexandra.G - Insect Collection.

Collegues, helpers and friends:

Guido Sabatinelli (Italy-Jordan) - Scarabaeoidea - Special thanks for endless guidence

Marco Uliana (Italy) - Cetoniinae, Glaphyridae

Pierre Tauzin (France) - Cetoniinae 

Gianfranco Sama (Italy) - Cerambycidae

Eylon Orbach (Israel) - Brentidae, Cerambycidae

Stephano Ziani (Italy) - Scarabaeinae 

Avihai Benyamini (Israel) - Inveryebrates rearing

Mark Volkovich (Russia) - Buprestidae IDs (Laboratory of Insect Systematics, Zoological Institute

RAS, Universitetskaya nab,St.Petersburg)

Klaas-Douwe B. Dijkstra (Netherlands) - Odonata IDs (National Museum of Natural History).

Andreas Hermann (Germany) - Dermestidae IDs.

My father and my wife - Patience, friendship and help in the field and indoor.

 

 

 


 

Welcome, 

This site is aiming to be a field guide to the small creature of the fauna of Israel. The main focus is Beetles

(Coleoptera). Other groups are also represented in lesser scale and some worldwide specimens are presented

as well. The site is being updtaed weekly in terms of new taxa and up to date taxonomical changes.

I hope you'll enjoy this site as much as I enjoy gathering the material for it.

You can contact me at: israelbutterflies@gmail.com

 

All the photos in this web-site are right protected, any use of these require permision or else forbidden.  High resolution photos are available for sale or by special request. 

 

Please visit my website about the insects of Argentina:

              

 

Please visit the new website dedicated to the Scarabs of the Levant (by Guido Sabatinelli):

                  

 

List of people who contribute to the website in one one way or another, Thank you all:

 Institutes:

Tel-Aviv University: Leonid Laibale Friedman, Alex Shlagman and Amnon Friedberg.

Plant Protection & Inspection Services of Israel (PPIS): Alexandra.G - Insect Collection.

Collegues, helpers and friends:

Guido Sabatinelli (Italy-Jordan) - Scarabaeoidea - Special thanks for endless guidence

Marco Uliana (Italy) - Cetoniinae, Glaphyridae

Pierre Tauzin (France) - Cetoniinae 

Gianfranco Sama (Italy) - Cerambycidae

Eylon Orbach (Israel) - Brentidae, Cerambycidae

Stephano Ziani (Italy) - Scarabaeinae 

Avihai Benyamini (Israel) - Inveryebrates rearing

Mark Volkovich (Russia) - Buprestidae IDs (Laboratory of Insect Systematics, Zoological Institute

RAS, Universitetskaya nab,St.Petersburg)

Klaas-Douwe B. Dijkstra (Netherlands) - Odonata IDs (National Museum of Natural History).

Andreas Hermann (Germany) - Dermestidae IDs.

My father and my wife - Patience, friendship and help in the field and indoor.

 

 

 


 

Welcome, 

This site is aiming to be a field guide to the small creature of the fauna of Israel. The main focus is Beetles

(Coleoptera). Other groups are also represented in lesser scale and some worldwide specimens are presented

as well. The site is being updtaed weekly in terms of new taxa and up to date taxonomical changes.

I hope you'll enjoy this site as much as I enjoy gathering the material for it.

You can contact me at: israelbutterflies@gmail.com

 

All the photos in this web-site are right protected, any use of these require permision or else forbidden.  High resolution photos are available for sale or by special request. 

 

Please visit my website about the insects of Argentina:

              

 

Please visit the new website dedicated to the Scarabs of the Levant (by Guido Sabatinelli):

                  

 

List of people who contribute to the website in one one way or another, Thank you all:

 Institutes:

Tel-Aviv University: Leonid Laibale Friedman, Alex Shlagman and Amnon Friedberg.

Plant Protection & Inspection Services of Israel (PPIS): Alexandra.G - Insect Collection.

Collegues, helpers and friends:

Guido Sabatinelli (Italy-Jordan) - Scarabaeoidea - Special thanks for endless guidence

Marco Uliana (Italy) - Cetoniinae, Glaphyridae

Pierre Tauzin (France) - Cetoniinae 

Gianfranco Sama (Italy) - Cerambycidae

Eylon Orbach (Israel) - Brentidae, Cerambycidae

Stephano Ziani (Italy) - Scarabaeinae 

Avihai Benyamini (Israel) - Inveryebrates rearing

Mark Volkovich (Russia) - Buprestidae IDs (Laboratory of Insect Systematics, Zoological Institute

RAS, Universitetskaya nab,St.Petersburg)

Klaas-Douwe B. Dijkstra (Netherlands) - Odonata IDs (National Museum of Natural History).

Andreas Hermann (Germany) - Dermestidae IDs.

My father and my wife - Patience, friendship and help in the field and indoor.

 

 

 


 

Welcome, 

This site is aiming to be a field guide to the small creature of the fauna of Israel. The main focus is Beetles

(Coleoptera). Other groups are also represented in lesser scale and some worldwide specimens are presented

as well. The site is being updtaed weekly in terms of new taxa and up to date taxonomical changes.

I hope you'll enjoy this site as much as I enjoy gathering the material for it.

You can contact me at: israelbutterflies@gmail.com

 

All the photos in this web-site are right protected, any use of these require permision or else forbidden.  High resolution photos are available for sale or by special request. 

 

Please visit my website about the insects of Argentina:

              

 

Please visit the new website dedicated to the Scarabs of the Levant (by Guido Sabatinelli):

                  

 

List of people who contribute to the website in one one way or another, Thank you all:

 Institutes:

Tel-Aviv University: Leonid Laibale Friedman, Alex Shlagman and Amnon Friedberg.

Plant Protection & Inspection Services of Israel (PPIS): Alexandra.G - Insect Collection.

Collegues, helpers and friends:

Guido Sabatinelli (Italy-Jordan) - Scarabaeoidea - Special thanks for endless guidence

Marco Uliana (Italy) - Cetoniinae, Glaphyridae

Pierre Tauzin (France) - Cetoniinae 

Gianfranco Sama (Italy) - Cerambycidae

Eylon Orbach (Israel) - Brentidae, Cerambycidae

Stephano Ziani (Italy) - Scarabaeinae 

Avihai Benyamini (Israel) - Inveryebrates rearing

Mark Volkovich (Russia) - Buprestidae IDs (Laboratory of Insect Systematics, Zoological Institute

RAS, Universitetskaya nab,St.Petersburg)

Klaas-Douwe B. Dijkstra (Netherlands) - Odonata IDs (National Museum of Natural History).

Andreas Hermann (Germany) - Dermestidae IDs.

My father and my wife - Patience, friendship and help in the field and indoor.

 

 

 


 

Welcome, 

This site is aiming to be a field guide to the small creature of the fauna of Israel. The main focus is Beetles

(Coleoptera). Other groups are also represented in lesser scale and some worldwide specimens are presented

as well. The site is being updtaed weekly in terms of new taxa and up to date taxonomical changes.

I hope you'll enjoy this site as much as I enjoy gathering the material for it.

You can contact me at: israelbutterflies@gmail.com

 

All the photos in this web-site are right protected, any use of these require permision or else forbidden.  High resolution photos are available for sale or by special request. 

 

Please visit my website about the insects of Argentina:

              

 

Please visit the new website dedicated to the Scarabs of the Levant (by Guido Sabatinelli):

                  

 

List of people who contribute to the website in one one way or another, Thank you all:

 Institutes:

Tel-Aviv University: Leonid Laibale Friedman, Alex Shlagman and Amnon Friedberg.

Plant Protection & Inspection Services of Israel (PPIS): Alexandra.G - Insect Collection.

Collegues, helpers and friends:

Guido Sabatinelli (Italy-Jordan) - Scarabaeoidea - Special thanks for endless guidence

Marco Uliana (Italy) - Cetoniinae, Glaphyridae

Pierre Tauzin (France) - Cetoniinae 

Gianfranco Sama (Italy) - Cerambycidae

Eylon Orbach (Israel) - Brentidae, Cerambycidae

Stephano Ziani (Italy) - Scarabaeinae 

Avihai Benyamini (Israel) - Inveryebrates rearing

Mark Volkovich (Russia) - Buprestidae IDs (Laboratory of Insect Systematics, Zoological Institute

RAS, Universitetskaya nab,St.Petersburg)

Klaas-Douwe B. Dijkstra (Netherlands) - Odonata IDs (National Museum of Natural History).

Andreas Hermann (Germany) - Dermestidae IDs.

My father and my wife - Patience, friendship and help in the field and indoor.

 

 

 


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