The present study evaluates the entomological biodiversity of the Sidi Boughaba biological reserve during the period of adult activities, based essentially on species richness and relative abundance during the month of April, May and September, 2015-2016. The research methodology adopted is that of inventory/quality in relation to the collection methods and the temporal variation season. For this reason, we used four sampling methods: sight hunting, mowing of herbaceous vegetation, barber pots and the quadrat. The results obtained show that the method of sight hunting and the mowing of herbaceous vegetation are the most effective for the sampling of Hymenoptera and Coleoptera. In addition, seven orders, twenty eight families, 75 taxa and 1782 adults have been identified. Among the most listed orders, the Hymenoptera and the Coleoptera, which are described as indicator taxa.
The present study concluded that the factors related to taxonomy, season and sampling method are very important parameters as long as they together explain the abundance and the biodiversity of insects in this study area.
Mostafa Slim, Hafsa Ouattar, Najoua Zouaki, Fouad Zaouai, Larbi Elghali, Mohamed Fadli. Estimation of entomological biodiversity: the biological reserve of Sidi Boughaba as a case study (Mehdia, Morocco). J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(5):747-752.