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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: New records for the horse fly fauna (Diptera: Tabanidae) of Jordan with remarks on ecology and zoogeography.

Authors
item Muller, Gunter -
item HOGSETTE, JEROME
item Revay, Edita -
item Kravchenko, Vasiliy -
item Schlein, Yosef -

Submitted to: Journal of Vector Ecology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: September 1, 2011
Publication Date: December 1, 2011
Citation: Muller, G.C., Hogsette, Jr, J.A., Revay, E.E., Kravchenko, V.D., Schlein, Y. 2011. New records for the horse fly fauna (Diptera: Tabanidae) of Jordan with remarks on ecology and zoogeography. Journal of Vector Ecology. 36:447-450.

Interpretive Summary: The horse fly fauna (Diptera: Tabanidae) of Jordan is the richest in the Levant, with 24 known species. During a 20-year project, USDA, Agricultural Research Service scientists in Gainesville, FL and Israeli scientists regularly collected horse flies, resulting in 11 additional species of Tabanidae for Jordan. Most (10/11) are of Palearctic origin; of these, six are of a Mediterranean and one each of a West Palearctic, Euroasiatic, Irano-Turanian and Eremic province. One species is an Afrotropical-Eremic element.

Technical Abstract: The horse fly fauna (Diptera: Tabanidae) of Jordan is the richest in the Levant, with 24 known species. During the 20-year project “the ecology and zoogeography of the Lepidoptera of the Near East,” USDA, Agricultural Research Service scientists in Gainesville, FL and Israeli scientists regularly collected blood feeding flies, resulting in 11 additional species of Tabanidae for Jordan. Most of the new records (10/ 11) are of Palearctic origin; of these, six are of a Mediterranean and one each of a West Palearctic, Euroasiatic, Irano-Turanian and Eremic province. Only one species, T. taeniola, is an Afrotropical-Eremic element.

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