The present paper gives a preliminary account of the entomofauna of the New Valley. It has a complex composition; the species are a heterogeneous group with diverse distribution patterns. The account does not lay to completeness. It is chiefly based on the insects collected in a short period of time; it comprised 111 species in 95 genera, belonging to 53 families and pertaining to 13 orders namely: Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera, Orthoptera, Odonata, Dictyoptera, Dermaptera, Hemiptera, Neuroptera, Homoptera, Thysanura and Isoptera. The presence of 33 families of insects in El-Monira village site 1, 45 families in the Nasser tourist well site 2 and 21 families in staff campus farm site 3, were recorded. El-Monira village, Nasser tourist well and campus of staff farm contained diverse forms of insects. The diversity, distribution, frequency, abundance and habitat association of these insect, were investigated using different traps during the different seasons.
Key words: Insect fauna, diversity, new valley.
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