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Journal of Entomological Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 41, Issue : 1
First page : ( 13) Last page : ( 18)
Print ISSN : 0378-9519. Online ISSN : 0974-4576.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-4576.2017.00003.2

Frequency of Odonthubutus doriae Thorell 1876 nests in desert soils, esfahan, Iran

Dehghani Rouhullah1, Kamiabi Fatemeh2,*

1Social of Determinants of Health (SDH), Research Center and Department of Environment Faculty of Health, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran

2Department of Medical Entomology and Vector Control, Faculty of Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

*Corresponding author's Present address: Faculty of Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran; E-mail: fkamiabi@yahoo.com, f_kamiabi@kmu.ac.ir

Online published on 3 April, 2017.

Abstract

the results of this study showed that the mean number of Odonthubutus doriae nests in the southwest and north of Esfahan with Taljerd soil were 4.8 and 19.4 nests per twelve square meter plot respectively. the mean number of O. doriae nests in the northwest and northeast of this city with Golshahr soil were 1.2 and 2 nests per plot (12 m2) respectively. The frequency of O. doriae nests in Taljerd soils were significantly more than the frequency of nests of this scorpion in Golshahr soils in different areas of Esfahan. The Taljerd soils are rich in flora and fauna. Considering the similarity in climate in different areas of the city, it can be concluded that the soil texture is the main factor determining biodiversity in Taljerd soils.

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Keywords

Desert, soil, scorpion, floura and fauna, Odonthubutus doriae.

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