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Taherian M R. Identification and determination of Lorestan scorpions funa. yafte. 2004; 5 (1) :43-46
URL: http://yafte.lums.ac.ir/article-1-962-en.html
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Introduction: Studies concerning the biology and ecology of scorpions in Iran are very limited , and these studies must be begun with identification of habitats and funa of scorpions of each region in the country and completed with biological and ecological charactristics .The aim of this study was to identify and determine the funa of Lorestan scorpions. Materials and Methods: In this descriptive study five regions of Khorramabad with a 25-kilometer distance from the city , were chosen for caching scorpion in the spring and summer. Totally 52 scorpions were caught from these regions . To determine their food habits, different arthropoda including Blatta orientalis (eastern coac roach) ,Blattela germanica (germany coac roach) , larva of butterfly and adult house fly were provided for them in the form of laboratory feeding . Findings : According to the results from 52 caught scorpions 29 belonged to the Buthidae family and 23 belonged to the Scorpionidae family . Population of Buthid and Scorpionidae family in Khorramabad is 56% and 44% respectively. The scorpions, nutrition in the lab was mostly house fly. Conclusion: Results shows that most of the scorpions belonged to the Buthidae family and Buthuthus Snulcyi kind which have painful stings which affect on nervous system , and are very dangerous and fatal for children and aged people , so it is important to know the treatment methods to fight against their poisons.
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Received: 2013/01/5 | Accepted: 2021/10/13 | Published: 2004/01/15

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