Night and Early Morning Flying Insects in a Residence Backyard in Doha City, Qatar

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Author Abushama, Faysal Tageldin [فيصل تاج الدين ابو شامة] en_US
Available date 2009-11-25T15:13:51Z en_US
Publication Date 2006 en_US
Citation Qatar University Science Journal, 2006, Vol. 26, Pages 83-90. en_US
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10576/9713 en_US
Abstract Night and early morning flying insects in Doha were recorded daily, for a complete year, using a light-water trap. Two peaks of insect numbers occurred in April-May and September-October periods respectively. The lowest numbers were collected in January and August. The number of species did not show any significant fluctuations. It is most probable that ambient temperature was the main determining factor in the development and dispersal of these insects. The collected insect fauna comprised seven insect orders, with the orders; Hemiptera, Coleoptera, Diptera, and Hymenoptera being the most dominant. Insects belonging to the dipteran family Chironomidae, the hemipteran Cicadellidae, the hymenopteran Formicidae and the Coleopteran Staphalinidae were of high occurrence.The types encountered were assemblages of small insects, generally posing no harm to humans or domestic animals. However, some are ecologically beneficial as pollinators or constituents of natural food chains. en_US
Language en en_US
Publisher Qatar University en_US
Subject Biology en_US
Subject بيولوجيا ar
Title Night and Early Morning Flying Insects in a Residence Backyard in Doha City, Qatar en_US
Alternative Title الحشرات الطائرة ليلاً وفي الصباح الباكر في فناء أحد ألمنازل بمدينة الدوحة بدولة قطر ar
Type Article en_US
Pagination 83-90 en_US
Volume Number 26 en_US


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