Ant-lion fauna recorded in the Abu Dhabi Emirate (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae)

Saji, Anitha and Whittington, Andrew E. (2013) Ant-lion fauna recorded in the Abu Dhabi Emirate (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae). Zoology in the Middle East, 44 (1). pp. 83-100. ISSN 0939-7140

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The desert areas of the Abu Dhabi Emirate supply suitable habitats for a species-rich ant-lion fauna. A faunistic survey was conducted for adult myrmeleontids, using light traps in 11 desert sites of Abu Dhabi during a five-year period between 1993 and 2004. A total of 27 species were found, of which 24 are recorded in Abu Dhabi for the first time. They belong to 14 genera: Centroclisis, Iranoleon, Lopezus, Myrmecaelurus, Ganguilus, Creoleon, Distoleon, Gepus, Geyria, Neuroleon, Quinemurus, Solter, Cueta, and Palpares. A short diagnosis of each species is given and their geographic ranges are noted.

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Keywords: Ant-lion, Myrmeleontidae, biodiversity, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate
Divisions: Business and Law
Depositing User: Ms Kerry Kellaway
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2018 12:27
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2020 15:25
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