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Volume 12.2 Autumn/Winter 2002 Contents


Editorial ... 4

Newly-discovered Coastal and Island Archaeological Sites in North East Abu Dhabi ... 5
  by Peter Hellyer

A winter survey of insects and other terrestrial invertebrates on Marawah Island, Abu Dhabi ... 12
  by Michael P. T. Gillett and Conrad P.D.T. Gillett

Occurrence of the Western Pygmy Blue butterfly (Brephidium exilis [Boisduval]) on offshore islands of Abu Dhabi, including Marawah Island (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) ... 20
  by Michael P. T. Gillett

Grazing of the parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (Orobanchaceae) by mountain gazelles Gazella gazella on Marawah Island ... 21
  by Michael P. T. Gillett

A report of the slender sunfish Ranzania laevis (Pennant, 1776) from the UAE East Coast ... 22
  by Philip Iddison

An ambidextrous fiddler crab ... 24
  by Peter Hogarth and Mark Beech

A new owlfly for the UAE: Bubopsis hamata (Klug) (Neuroptera: Ascalaphidae) ... 26
  by Brigitte Howarth and Simon Aspinall

A list of rare birds in the UAE requiring descriptions ... 27
  by Emirates Bird Records Committee

News Roundup ... 28

Reviews, Publications and Research ... 29

Cover illustrations:
Front: Cistanche tubulosa on Marawah (see p.20).
  Picture by Simon Aspinall
Back: Water catchment system at Dabb'iya (see p. 5)
  Picture by Peter Hellyer

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