A Preliminary Survey of Insect Fauna around the Lake Chad Basin Area of Borno State, Nigeria

Y.T. Maina, U. M. Maina


A survey was conducted during dry season of 2011/2012 around the Lake Chad Basin area of Borno State, Nigeria to collect and identify insects inhabiting different habitats in the area. The survey was conducted during dry season between 8.00am to 1.00pm between November and April. Sweep net and aspirator were used to catch insects and 95% alcohol was used to kill the insect specimens. The insect specimens were identified at the Insect Museum, Department of Crop Protection / Institute for Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Thirty four (34) insect species were identified representing 24 families relating to 8 insect orders. Among the insects identified, were insect pests of agricultural crops and vectors of human diseases.

Key words: Insect fauna, Lake Chad, Survey, Insect order, Insect species, dry season, habitats,

economic importance.

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