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An environmental report on the fire-ant species (biter) of Iranian islands of Abu Musa, Qeshm, Kish, Hormuz, Hangam and lark in 1391
Abolfazl Zarei *, Javad Rafinejad, Omid Paknia, Fatemeh Zarei, Ali Sorudi Golestani, Farzaneh Jafari
Qeshm Azad Unv. , ebif1364@mihanmail.com
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Aims: The purpose of present article is to identify and study faunistic aspects of biter ants living across the islands of Abu Musa, Qeshm, Kish, Hormuz, Hangam and Larak. This study was done because of multiple accounts on the bite of aforementioned ants as well. Methods: It is a descriptive cross-sectional research in which fire ants were sampled by three methods: 1- directs 2- Focus 3- using the pit traps. The research was conducted from the Spring to Autumn of 1390. Results: During the study a total of 1718 ant specimens were collected from two islands in terms of identification keys of Medical Entomology Laboratory of University of Ulm along with the Museum of Tehran University of Medical Sciences Then they were identified as species of Pachycondyla sennaarensis. Conclusion: Although the effects of ant bites are not dangerous and do not lead to shock and death, they can cause pain, itch, and too much irritation and can cause discomfort. Thus, prevention and control measures as to these ants should be taken. Besides, the ecology and the environmental behavior of such sanitary species should be subject of additional research.
Keywords: Fire ant- Island-Pachycondyla sennaarensis
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2012/11/12 | Accepted: 2013/11/24 | Published: 2013/11/24
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zarei A, Rafinejad J, Paknia O, Zarei F, Sorudi Golestani A, Jafari F. An environmental report on the fire-ant species (biter) of Iranian islands of Abu Musa, Qeshm, Kish, Hormuz, Hangam and lark in 1391. J Mil Med. 2013; 15 (3) :219-223
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