Ahmad Katbeh-Bader

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Pistacia palaestina Boiss. (Pistacia terebinthus L. var. palaestina (Boiss.) Engl.) is a medicinal and foodstuff plant. The ripe fruits are used largely in the Middle East as a component of the so-called Zaatar, a mix of aromatic and food plants. Results of GC and GC-MS analyses of the essential oils of leaves, galls produced by Baizongia pistaciae (L.),(More)
BACKGROUND Infestation of insects can cause myiasis due to dipetran larvae and canthariasis due to coleopteran larval or adult stages. OBJECTIVE To report a case of facial myiasis and canthariasis in a patient known to have panniculitis due to systemic lupus erythematosus and autoimmune hemolytic anemia. METHOD Larval and pupal stages of insects were(More)
Ten of 80 endospore-forming bacilli, isolated from various habitats of Jordan, were found to be highly toxic to the 4th instar larvae of Culiseta longiareolata (Macquart). The bacilli were identified into the following species and strains: Bacillus sphaericus (H6), B. sphaericus (H9a, 9b), B. cereus Frankland and Frankland, B. brevis Migula and B.(More)
The African fig fly, Zaprionus indianus, is recorded for the first time from Jordan. Samples of this fly were collected from heavily infested dates (Madghool variety) from a farm in the central Jordan Valley. In addition, it was reared in the laboratory on apricots, cherries and figs. Our preliminary observations, photographs for the adult insect, larva and(More)
The presence of Aedes albopictus in Jordan is reported for the 1st time based on collections of larvae and adults from 7 sites representing 3 governorates (Irbid, Ajloun, and Balqa). Adults were recovered from around houses, while larvae were collected from concrete reservoirs, water tanks for irrigation, small containers, and water barrels. Larvae of Ae.(More)
Insecticide susceptibility tests were conducted on five mosquito species collected from two localities in the Jordan Valley (Deir Alla and Ghor as Safi) in 2014. Diagnostic concentration of Temephos (0.25mg/L) was used against the larvae, while diagnostic concentrations of Deltamethrin (0.025%) and Lambdacyhalothrin (0.03g/m2) were used against the adults.(More)
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