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Journal of Entomological Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 41, Issue : 3
First page : ( 337) Last page : ( 342)
Print ISSN : 0378-9519. Online ISSN : 0974-4576.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-4576.2017.00054.8

Study of scorpion species abundance in cities Aran & Bidgol and Kashan, Isfahan, Iran

Ahmadimarzale Milad**, Sabuhi Hojatallah***, Bidgoli Mohammad Sabahi, Dehghani Rouhullah, Hoseindoost Gholamreza*, Mesgari Leila

Social Determinants of Health Research Center and Department of Environmental Health, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran

*Corresponding author's E-mail: mohandeshoseindoost90@gmail.com

**Health in Disaster and Emergencies, Health Human Resources Research Center, Student Research Committee, Department of Health in Disaster and Emergencies, School of Management and Medical Informatics, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran; E-mail: m.ahmadi@ymail.com

***English Department, Modern Languages Faculty, Isfahan Islamic Azad University, Isfahan Branch, Isfahan, Iran; E-mail: h.sabohi@yahoo.com

Online published on 9 October, 2017.

Abstract

Among poisonous animals in Iran, scorpions are considered as the most significant medical arthropods from which the most rate of death has been studied caused by their biting every year. This study is to introduce species of scorpions ’abundance in Aran & Bidgol, Iran. The present research was administered in 2014–2015. During the study samples of scorpions collected in Aran & Bidgol and Kashan, Iran. The collection was done through utilizing ultraviolet light, rock-rolling movement, and digging the nests of tiny animals. The samples were identified in departmental environmental health research laboratory using stereo microscope and species identification key. 7 species out of 137 samples were collected in case area. The highest number with the rate of 29 percent was Odontobuthus doriae species and the lowest number was Compsobuthus matthiesseni species with the rate of 3.75 percent. A species with medical significance as Androctonus crassicauda was collected in cities and villages, splits and holes of muddy walls, cellars and basements, under the construction materials, outside the habitations, under the stones, and through the holes in damp old muddy walls. For the first time, Sassanidothus zarudnyi has been reported in Aran & Bidgol.

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Keywords

Scorpion, Kashan, Aran & Bidgol, Abundance, Iran.

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