Journal of
Ecology and The Natural Environment

  • Abbreviation: J. Ecol. Nat. Environ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9847
  • DOI: 10.5897/JENE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 389

Full Length Research Paper

The first report of preliminary list of the insect fauna of the Elkharaga city, New Valley, Egypt

  Mohamed Abd El-moez Mahbob1* and Hamdy Hussien Mahmoud2
1Department of Mathematics and Science, Faculty of Education in the New Valley, Assiut University, Egypt. 2Plant Protection Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Dokki, Giza, Egypt.  
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 22 May 2013
  •  Published: 31 July 2013


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.