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Table 1 Monthly variations in population density of insect, pseudoscorpion and spider fauna in Thymelaea hirsuta samples at two different natural sites in the EgyptianWestern Desert, in 1990

From: Arthropod fauna of Thymelaea hirsuta in the Egyptian western desert, with a special reference to Olpium kochi

Date Semi-arid site (Gharbaniat) Arid site (Omayed)
Total n % of total Total n % of total
Insects Non-insects Insects Non-insects
Pseudo-scorpions Spiders Pseudo-scorpions Spiders
January 273.0 86.4 7.3 6.1 302.0 99.0 0.1 0.7
February 266.0 86.4 4.8 8.4 302.0 98.0 0.0 2.0
March 188.0 82.5 8.2 9.3 312.0 98.2 0.5 0.7
April 197.0 88.8 3.5 7.6 237.0 93.7 0.0 4.6
May 155.0 73.4 14.6 12.0 165.0 94.2 1.1 4.2
June 217.0 65.3 14.7 19.8 35.0 74.3 0.0 25.7
July 406.0 93.1 2.5 3.9 33.0 90.9 0.0 9.1
August 108.0 78.3 11.1 10.2 35.0 80.0 3.3 16.7
September 47.0 68.8 9.6 21.3 104.0 84.5 4.6 10.6
October 258.0 89.0 4.4 6.6 63.0 75.3 5.1 19.6
November 283.0 91.5 4.6 3.9 191.0 95.3 0.0 4.7
December 440.0 94.6 2.3 2.8 206.0 98.5 0.0 1.5