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Journal of Entomological Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 44, Issue : 1
First page : ( 153) Last page : ( 156)
Print ISSN : 0378-9519. Online ISSN : 0974-4576.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-4576.2020.00028.6

First report of Hottentotta schach (Arachnida: Scorpionida: Buthidae) as a new record from Isfahan Province, Central Iran

Kassiri H.1, Dehghani R., Kaviani M., Dehghani M.2, Kasiri M.3

Department of Medical Entomology, School of Health, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

1Social Determinants of Health (SDH) Research Center, and Department of Environment Health, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran; E-mail: dehghani37@yahoo.com

2Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Natural Resources, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran

3Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America; E-mail: kasiri@usc.edu

Online published on 28 May, 2020.

Abstract

In this study, the stony areas surrounding Baghbahadoran City (32° 22‘ 38‘ N, 51° 11‘ 18‘ E) were searched for scorpions during 2018–2019. They were collected using the rock-rolling technique and identified using the identification key to scorpions. The collected specimens included Hottentotta schach. It seems that this is a lithophilic scorpion species. This is the first time this species is reported as a new record from Isfahan Province, central Iran. More species can be probably identified in this province by conducting further studies.

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Keywords

Hottentotta schach, Iran, scorpion.

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