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Diversity and Abundance of Medically-Important Flies in the Iranian Triple Islands the Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu-Musa
Mehdi Khoobdel *, Kamran Akbarzadeh, Hosain Jafari, Ali Mehrabi tavana, Morteza Izadi, Ali Moosavi jazayeri, Mohammad mehdi Bahmani, Mehdi Salari, Mohammad Akhoond, Morteza Rahimi, Mohammad Nobakht, Javad Rafinrjad
Health Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , khoobdel@yahoo.com
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Aims: The flies are medically important insects for military forces especially in tropical climate. The aim of this study was to determine the diversity and abundance of medically important flies in the Iranian Triple Islands in the Persian Gulf. Methods: Flies trapping was done using EAG Sintuz fly trap and plastic water bottle fly trap from March 2010 to March 2011. The captured flies were identified using valid systematic keys and species descriptions. The fly relative frequency was estimated by the mean number of flies trapped in each trap. Results: In this study, 10 species of medically important flies including Lucilia sericata, Chrsomyia megacephala, Chrysomia albiceps, Calliphora vicina, Sarcophaga aegyptica, Sarcoph-ega africa, Wohlfartia magnifica, Passeromyia species, Muscina stabulans and Musca domestica were captured and identified. The relative abundance of flies in the three mentioned islands was estimated at 6.8 (SE= ± 1.2).There were two peaks of activity in a year from March to May and from September to October. Conclusion: The fly diversity and abundance in the studied islands is high especially in early spring and autumn when effective steps need to be taken to control fly population.
Keywords: Flies, Dipteral, Insects of Medical Importance, Persian Gulf Islands
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2012/04/11 | Accepted: 2013/08/4 | Published: 2013/08/4
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khoobdel M, Akbarzadeh K, Jafari H, Mehrabi tavana A, Izadi M, Moosavi jazayeri A, et al . Diversity and Abundance of Medically-Important Flies in the Iranian Triple Islands the Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu-Musa. J Mil Med. 2013; 14 (4) :261-270
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