King Saud University Museum of Arthropods (KSMA)



 
King Saud University Museum of Arthropods covers the fields of insect biodiversity, Taxonomy, Zoogeography and conservation and contributing in insect fauna of Saudi Arabia by discoveries of new species and records each year. In recent years Team KSMA is focusing on locating the potential nature reserves in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and exploring insect fauna of the country. KSMA also analysing the impact of urbanization on biodiversity,using insects as bioindicators.

This study was conducted as a part of a comprehensive baseline survey of insect biodiversity of Rawdhat Khorim National Park (RKNP), Central Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). During this study...
The harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas, 1773), is native to Asia but has been introduced to many countries, both intentionally and unintentionally. In the Middle East region, H....
The red palm weevil,Rhynchophorus ferrugineus(Olivier) (RPW) is a destructive insect pest of palm trees, destroying thousands of date palm trees in Kingdom of SaudiArabia (KSA) and other...