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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2004 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 464-467
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2004.464.467
 
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Population dynamics of Sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in Hanifah Valley Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Abdulrahman S. Aldawood , Azzam M. Alahmed , Salah M. Kheir and Saied M. Hussein

Abstract:
A survey of sand flies was conducted in the Hanifah Valley, Riyadh city, Saudi Arabia. Four species of sand flies were identified, Phlebotomus papatasi, P. beregeroti, P. sergenti and Sergentomiya antennatus. Among those species, P. papatasi accounted for 97% of the total catch. Sand flies had two peaks, one in the middle of July and the other in the middle of October. More sand flies were caught in the southern part of the Valley compared to the northern one due to the presence of water stream in the southern part. However, numbers of sand flies are more positively correlated to temperature than to relative humidity
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How to cite this article:

Abdulrahman S. Aldawood , Azzam M. Alahmed , Salah M. Kheir and Saied M. Hussein , 2004. Population dynamics of Sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in Hanifah Valley Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 7: 464-467.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2004.464.467

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2004.464.467

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