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Range DescriptionThis very widespread species is present in North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia and China. In North Africa it has been recorded from Egypt, where it is largely confined to the western part of the Nile Delta (Hoath 2003). In the Middle east it has been recorded from the Jordan Rift Valley, along the plains of the Tigris River in Syria, Iraq, Iran and possibly Turkey (these need verification). It is present as an isolated population at Oqair and Saihat in eastern Saudi Arabia. It is very widespread over much of Iran. In Central Asia, it appears to be mostly associated with river plains, and appears to be distributed in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Presence in Kazakhstan needs verification (Molur et al. 2005) In South Asia, the species is distributed in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, northern India, Nepal and Pakistan (Molur et al. 2005). In China, the species has been recorded from Xinjiang (Smith and Xie 2008). It is present from sea level to at least 1,600 m asl.