The10 th webinar of the Researchers Meeting in Acarology Group on Facebook, through the Zoom technology will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021. Gen. Hisham K. El-Hennawy, Founder & Editor of Serket (1987) and Founder & Curator of Arachnid Collection of Egypt (ACE) will give a lecture entitled (Egyptian Arachnids). Phylum Arthropoda is the biggest one in Kingdom Animalia; its species exceed the number of species of all other phyla together. It includes several classes; the most speciose of them are Insecta, Crustacea, Arachnida, and Myriapoda. Class Arachnida includes a lot of species; most of them are undescribed yet. The majority of Arachnids are predators while ticks and many mite species are parasitic on animals and plants. Class Arachnida includes 11 extant orders, in addition to extinct taxa. The arachnid orders reported from Egypt are: Araneae (spiders), Scorpiones (scorpions), Pseudoscorpiones (pseudoscorpions), Solifugae (sun or camel spiders), Opiliones (harvestmen), Palpigradi (micro whip-scorpions), Amblypygi (whip-spiders), in addition to Acari (ticks & mites). The orders of Uropygi (whip-scorpions), Schizomida (short tailed whip-scorpions), and Ricinulei (hooded tick-spiders) are not yet recorded from Egypt. Arachnology is the scientific study of spiders and other arachnids except Acari (ticks & mites) which have the special term Acarology for their economic and medical importance. All scientific topics related to arachnids, such as morphology, anatomy, physiology, ethology, taxonomy, etc. are included in Arachnology. Main topics of the lecture including classification, distribution behaviour of spiders in Egypt. The supervisor of the organization is Prof. Hany Elkawas, Chief Researcher, Plant Protection Research Institute and founder the Researchers Meeting in Acarology group on Facebook, Egypt.
Link of group channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcrtWDkf7bo6OXFLdE9dxSw