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Study on the Fauna of Aquatic Insects in Northwestern Iran

(2020) Study on the Fauna of Aquatic Insects in Northwestern Iran. Journal of Arthropod-Borne Diseases. pp. 1-7. ISSN pISSN: 1735-7179 eISSN: 2322-2271

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Background: Aquatic insects include groups of arthropods which at least one step of their life happens in water. Some of these insects play an important role in the transmission of various diseases to human and animals. Because there is a little information about the fauna of aquatic insects in Iran, this study was aimed to collect and identify aquatic insects in northwestern Iran. Methods: A descriptive cross sectional study was performed in July 2017 in Rivers of three villages of Osku County of East Azerbaijan Province, northwestern Iran. The specimens were collected using different methods including D frame net-collector, standard mosquito dipper, Sweep Netting and plastic pipette. The collected specimens were identified based on the systematic keys of aquatic insects. Results: Totally 285 samples were collected. Four orders including Diptera, Hemiptera, Ephemeroptera and Coleoptera were identified. Collected samples belonged to seven families of Tipulidae, Chironomidae, Corixidae, Culicidae, Hydrophilidae, Baetidae and Dytiscidae. The most predominant family was Culicidae belonging to order Diptera. Culiseta longiareolata was the most frequent species collected in the study area. Conclusion: Aquatic insects usually play an important role in the food chain of animals and some species of them act as predators and play an important role in the biological control of vectors. Therefore, more studies are required to carry out in the field of aquatic insects.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Aquatic insects,Azerbaijan,Fauna,Iran,Parasitology,Public, Environmental & Occupational Health,diptera,disease,ephemeroptera insecta,key,province,running waters
Subjects: QX Parasitology > QX 460-483 Arthropods
Divisions: Education Vice-Chancellor Department > Faculty of Medicine > Department of Basic Science > Department of Medical Entomology
Page Range: pp. 1-7
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Arthropod-Borne Diseases
Abstract and Indexing: ISI, Pubmed, Scopus, Other
Quartile : Q4
Volume: 14
Number: 1
Publisher: ProQuest
ISSN: pISSN: 1735-7179 eISSN: 2322-2271
ISBN: 2322-1984
Depositing User: خانم فائزه مظفری

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