The Zygophyllum qatarense with the botanical name Tetraena qatarensis is one of the most important perennial shrubs of the desert. It is one of the few perennial sources of fresh food for camels in the desert. https://arkbiodiv.com/2021/11/28/zygophyllum-qatarense-agood-hope-for-camel-in-the-desert/
The flora is a very rich source of nutrients, especially minerals, salts, vitamins, and water. Usually, the other types of livestock ignore this flora because of its bitter and strong taste. The camel loves to eat in certain situations, especially in a salt-hunger state. https://youtu.be/Izc8O6tdj5A
A mysterious problem in Zygophyllum (Tetraena qatarensis)
For the last 2 years, I have noticed a very strange problem/situation in the flora. It is very specific to the season, found in autumn. At least I have noticed it in the last 2 years. The leaves and twigs are broken, and dead but attached to a web of silky white fiber like that of the spider. There is a furrow inside the fibrous web accumulation.
I need your help my dear botanists and ecologists friends
One thing is clear, it has been made by some insect/animal creature. I searched a lot but couldn’t find anything. It will be a great help for me to understand if someone please share any relevant information about these unrevealed facts. I’m hereby sharing a gallery of images for further information and understanding.