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Yesterday trip to Nizzanim was a part of Flies research held by Tel-Aviv University.

After few hours of placing traps we had about 2 hours of walking along the beautifull dunes. example trap-

Checking some Gazella dropings stations we easily saw small holes that  Scarabaeus sp made-

After moving some sand the specimens were wasily found:

Beyond the Scarabaeus sp (I didn't ID them yet) we saw many Graphipterus sarrtor (Carabidae) and very few Pimelia angulata syriaca (Tenebrionidae) that were busy digging holes-

Beyond that no other Coleoptera found. Many different flies were all over us and some very large Gazella were runnung aound. I can't wait for February..

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