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ISSN: 2637-4706

Drug Designing & Intellectual Properties International Journal

Research Article(ISSN: 2637-4706)

Survey of Mite Species Inhabiting Animal Production Farm at Sohag Governorate, with Checklist of Mites Existing Manure and Dung Hills in Egypt

Volume 3 - Issue 4

Desoky ASSa1*, Ahameda HEM2 and Erakyb SA2

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    • 1Department of Plant Protection, Sohag University, Egypt
    • 2Department of Plant Protection, Assiut University, Egypt

    *Corresponding author: Desoky ASSa, Department of Plant Protection, Sohag University, Egypt

Received: April 24, 2020;   Published: June 02, 2020

DOI: 10.32474/DDIPIJ.2020.03.000169

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The present study was carried out in the newly established animal production farm of the Faculty of Agriculture, Sohag University, in order to survey the mite species inhabiting manure and dung hills. The study showed the occurrence of six species of mites (i.e., Macrocheles solimani Hafez, El-Badry & Nasr, 1985; Macrocheles merdarius (Berlese, 1889); Uropodiaspis aegyptiacusAhmed, 1984; Siteroptes manure Soliman & Kandeel, 1986; Histiostoma arcuatus Negm, 2007 and Hormosianoetus mahunkai Eraky & Shoker, 1993. The checklist reported 120 mite species pertaining to 18 families and 53 genera. Interestingly, the largest diversities of mite species were recorded to the Mesostigmata (50 species) and the Acaridida (45 species). Therefore, it is clear that, there are large numbers of mite pests (Acaridida species) inhabiting manure in Egypt, that may be transferred to agricultural crops when manure used in cultivation. On the other side, the diversity of the predatory mite species should be taken into consideration to establish control programs by using these species as a biological control agent to control the pest ones [1-15].

Keywords: Mites; Sohag; Egypt; Manure; Dung hills; Survey

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