Checklist of medically important Hymenoptera of Afghanistan

  • A recent investigation was conducted to assess the threat of insect venom hypersensitivity to deployed U.S. service members operating in the region. In parallel with this study, a checklist of medically important Hymenoptera was assembled from limited fi eld collections as well as a comprehensive review of the literature and information provided by electronic databases. We compiled names of 14 families comprising 396 species of Hymenoptera capable of stinging humans. This is the first such checklist for Afghanistan, and should aid future taxonomic work and provide reference information for public health-related entomology in this region.

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Author:James C. Dunford, Joseph C. Turbyville, John M., Jr. Leavengood
Parent Title (English):Insecta mundi : a journal of world insect systematics
Series (Serial Number):Insecta Mundi (0339)
Publisher:Center for Systematic Entomology
Place of publication:Gainesville, Fla.
Document Type:Part of Periodical
Date of Publication (online):2014/02/24
Date of first Publication:2014/01/31
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2014/03/07
Tag:Afghanistan; Hymenoptera; checklist; insect venom hypersensitivity; public health-related entomology
Page Number:12
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht