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Study of insect diversity in areas surrounding The Central Marsh in southern Iraq

Lookup NU author(s): Sienaa Al-Zurfi, Nadheer Fazaa, Dr Mukhtar Haba, Professor Mark WhittinghamORCiD



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© Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd. During the several visits in 2018 and 2019 to some areas surrounding Central Marsh in southern Iraq (CMSI) for conservation purposes. The fauna of insects from different sites and sessions of the CMSI are surveyed in this study; there were (18) species, (17) genera that belong to (16) families and (7) orders which are recorded in this investigation using sweeping nets and light traps. According to available references, 7 species are new records in the area of study. This is survey is important for updating insects diversity in central Marshlands in Iraq. A counting study is needed to understand more about insect distributions and their impacts on biodiversity in such an important area.

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Author(s): Kareem A, Aljaafari RK, Abaas MA, Al-Zurfi SM, Fazaa NA, Al-Sheikhly OF, Haba MK, Whittingham MJ

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: First International Scientific Conference on the Environment of Marshes and Water Surfaces

Year of Conference: 2022

Pages: 012002

Online publication date: 01/03/2022

Acceptance date: 02/04/2018

Date deposited: 19/05/2022

ISSN: 1755-1307

Publisher: IOP Publishing Ltd


DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/1002/1/012002

Series Title: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science