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Volume :31 Issue : 1 2004      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

A faunistic account of beetles (Coleoptera) of the state of Kuwait

Auther : WASMIA AL-HOUTY

Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Kuwait
P. O.Box 5969, Safat 13060, State ofKuwait. E-mail : wasmia@kucOlkuniv.edu.kw

 ABSTRACT

A total of 146 species belonging to 103 genera and 22 families from 48 locations in Kuwait, were recorded.The collected species are: one species each of Gyrinidae, Anthicidae, Chrysomalidae, Cleridae, Elateridae, Buprestidae, Nitidulidae, Silvanidae, two species each of Anobiidae, Coccinellidae, Dermestidae, Helophoridae, three species each of Cicinelidae, Histeridae, Staphylinidae, seven species of Curculionidae, eight species of Hydrophilidae, 14 species of Meloidae, 15 species each of Carabidae, Dyticidae, 18 species of Scarabaeidae, and finally, 44 species of Tenebrionidae.

 The faunistic accounts of beetles of the State of Kuwait before and after the Iraqi invasion and the Gulf War showed changes in species types and not in species numbers, which may account in general for the impact of these events on the ecosystems of Kuwait.

Keywords: beetles, environmental catastrophy, fauna, global positioning system, State of Kuwait.

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