1989 Fiscal Year Final Research Report Summary
Zoogeographical studies on the medically important Diptera in Southwest Asia.
Grant-in-Aid for Overseas Scientific Survey.
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants |
|Research Institution||Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University |
KAMIMURA Kiyoshi Associate Professor of Toyama Medical and Phamaceutical University, 医学部, 助教授 (00115164)
IWASA Mitsuhiro OInstructor of Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, 畜産学部, 助手 (00168551)
HORIO Masahiro Instructor of University of Occupational and Environmental Health, 医学部, 講師 (90131937)
INAOKA Tohru Instructor of Asahikawa Medical College, 医学部, 助手 (00091562)
SHINONAGA Satoshi Associate Professor of Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 医学部, 助教授 (00013938)
KURAHASHI Hiromu Curator of National Institute of Health, 衛生昆虫部, 室長 (00100074)
|Project Period (FY)
1988 – 1989
|Keywords||Diptera / Southwest Asia / Pakistan / India / Sri Lanka / Bangladesh / Nepal / Zoogeography|
The expedition of the "Zoogeographical studies on the medically important Diptera in the Southwest Asia" was carried out in 1978, 1988 and 1989. The field surveys provided an excellent collection of dipteran insects to help understand the fauna of Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. The Diptera fauna is mainly Oriental in chalacter, but there is a mixture of Palaearctic in the northern highlands and Ethiopian in the western desert, and this change is clearly correlated with the rainfall.
The results of the present report are summarized as follows: Aedes cataphylla is newly recorded from Khunjerab Pass (4,700m), and colonization of Toxorhynchites minimus has been successful in the laboratory. The twenty-one species of the Culicoides and the thirty species of the black flies recorded from the northern part of Pakistan. Three new species of Tabanidae are described in Nepal. Twenty-five species of Sepsid flies and five species of Fannia are recordes from Pakistan. Twenty-one species of Calliphorid flies are recorded from Bangladesh. Thirty-two species of Sarcophagine flies from Pakistan. Three species of the genus Opalimosina are recorded from Pakistan. Three new species of the genus Siphunculina are described in Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
Research Products (36 results)