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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: HIGHER DIPTERA PESTS OF LIVESTOCK, POULTRY, AND HUMAN HEALTH: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT AND ADULT BIOLOGY

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research Unit

Title: An annotated checklist of the horse flies (Diptera: Tabanidae) of the Sinai Peninsula Egypt with remarks on ecology and zoogeography

Authors
item Muller, Gunter -
item Revay, Edita -
item Hogsette, Jerome
item Zeegers, Theo -
item Kline, Daniel
item Kravchenko, Vasiliy -
item Schlein, Yosef -

Submitted to: ACTA TROPICA
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: January 12, 2012
Publication Date: June 1, 2012
Citation: Muller, G.C., Revay, E.E., Hogsette, Jr, J.A., Zeegers, T., Kline, D.L., Kravchenko, V.D., Schlein, Y. 2012. An annotated checklist of the horse flies (Diptera: Tabanidae) of the Sinai Peninsula Egypt with remarks on ecology and zoogeography. ACTA TROPICA. 122:205-211.

Interpretive Summary: During a 20-year survey horse flies were routinely collected in the Sinai resulting in a checklist of 22 species. There were 2 new species recorded for the Levant, 4 for Egypt, 5 for the Sinai, and one doubtful record for the Sinai was confirmed. Furthermore we 10 more species that were previously known or could be presumed from the Sinai were also collected. The status of 4 species doubtfully recorded from the Sinai is discussed. Apart from zoogeographical notes, host and ecological observations are also given.

Technical Abstract: During a 20-year survey horse flies were routinely collected in the Sinai resulting in a checklist of 22 species. There were 2 new species recorded for the Levant, 4 for Egypt, 5 for the Sinai, and one doubtful record for the Sinai was confirmed. Furthermore we 10 more species that were previously known or could be presumed from the Sinai were also collected. The status of 4 species doubtfully recorded from the Sinai is discussed. Apart from zoogeographical notes, host and ecological observations are also given.

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