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Dr.Mostafa R. Sharaf
Dr.Mostafa R. Sharaf

Date and place of Birth:

22 August 1974, Cairo - Egypt

Current Institution:

Entomology Department, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

NATIONALITY: Egyptian
FORMER POSITION: Lecturer of Entomology at Biology Department, Teachers College, King Khaled University, Abha, PO Box 249, Saudi Arabia from 2003 till 2 July, 2008.
CURRENT POSITION:
Assistant professor, Collegeof Food Sciences and Agriculture, King SaudUniversity, Riyadh .
CURRENT ADDRESS:
College of Food Sciences and Agriculture, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451, P. O. Box 2454, Kingdome of Saudi Arabia.

WEB SITES: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~plzfg/ants/ants_of_egypt_2007/cover.htm
http://www.antbase.net/researchers/m-sharaf.html

 

ANT TAXONOMY

RESEARCH INTEREST: Study of the Egyptian and Arabian ant faunas.


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Dr.Mostafa Sharaf Helps NGT in Natural Geo-Team web series [Ants' Empire ]

4/11/2011

Order Hymenoptera, family Formicidae
This paper deals with ant specimens collected by Barbara Tigar during 1993 and 1995, by the
UAE Insect Project during 2004–2010, and by the senior author during two collecting trips to
the UAE in 1995 and 2005.
405-474 Formicidae.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 5.6 MB
Monomorium dryhimi sp. n., a new ant species (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of the M. monomorium group from Saudi Arabia,
A new ant species, Monomorium dryhimi, is described based on workers from a single colony collected in
Al Bahah, Asir Province, Saudi Arabia. This is the fourth species of the Monomorium monomorium-group
collected from Arabian Peninsula
Monomorium dryhimi.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 7.1 MB

17/6/2011

29/4/2011

A research article done by Abdulrahman S. Aldawood,Mostafa R. Sharaf and Brian Taylor.

 

"First record of the myrmicine ant genus CarebaraWestwood, 1840 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)from Saudi Arabia with descriptionof a new species, C. abuhurayri sp. n."

 

Abstract:- The myrmicine ant genus Carebara is recorded for the fi rst time in Saudi Arabia from the Arabian Peninsulaas a whole. A new species Carebara abuhurayri sp. n. is described based on workers collected fromAl Bahah region. One of the smallest ant species known to occur in Arabia, C. abuhurayri is found in anarea inhabited by many ant species including Tetramorium sericeiventre Emery, 1877, Pheidole minusculaBernard, 1952, Pheidole sp., Monomorium destructor (Jerdon, 1851), Monomorium exiguum (Forel, 1894)and Monomorium sp. and Crematogaster sp.

First record of the myrmicine ant genus Carebara Westwood
The myrmicine ant genus Carebara is recorded for the fi rst time in Saudi Arabia from the Arabian Peninsula
as a whole. A new species Carebara abuhurayri sp. n. is described based on workers collected from
Al Bahah region. One of the smallest ant species known to occur in Arabia, C. abuhurayri is found in an
area inhabited by many ant species including Tetramorium sericeiventre Emery, 1877, Pheidole minuscula
Bernard, 1952, Pheidole sp., Monomorium destructor (Jerdon, 1851), Monomorium exiguum (Forel, 1894)
and Monomorium sp. and Crematogaster sp.
770-G-3-layout.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.7 MB

15/12/2010

Dr.Mostafa R. Sharaf has finished writing two manuscripts, one describing a new species of Carebara ants, and the second revising the Arabian ants of the genus Plagiolepis with description of two new species Plagiolepis boltoni (refered to the famous British ant taxonomist, Barry Bolton) and P. juddi (referred to Dr Stephen Judd, Director of the World Museum, Liverpool).

 

FEEL FREE TO CHECK DR.MOSTAFA WORK IN THESE FILES

Monomorium moathi sp. n., a new ant species from Yemen (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
5.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 553.4 KB
THE QUEEN OF MONOMORIUM DENTATUM SHARAF, 2007 (HYMENOPTERA: FORMICIDAE)
095 096 BSEA 45 Monomorium.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.9 MB
Sharaf,_M.R._(2010)_Antenna_34_(2)[1].do
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Ants of the Genus SOLENOPSIS Westwood, 1840 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Egypt with a description of the worker castes of S. cooperi Donisthorpe, 1947
zt02004p058p635.pdf
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21/10/2010

Dr. Mostafa Sharaf has participated with a paper in the the First International Conference of Biological Sciences, describing a new ant species of the genus Monomorium from Yemen with Dr Abdulrahman S. Aldawood (Vice dean for quality and development,College of Food and Agriculture Sciences, King Saud University).


This is a letter from Prof. Dr. Reda F. Bakr (Ain Shams University, Faculty of Science, Entomology Dept.) to Dr. Mostafa congratulating him for his work in the First International Conference of Biological Sciences  and making it a huge success.


Feel free to contact Dr. Mostafa Rezk Sharaf on his email

antsharaf@yahoo.com

 

for any questions about this confrence.

 

You will find below the

Recommendations of the First International Conference of Biological Sciences
About the future prospects of biological science and its applications
Cairo (27 to 29 September 2010)


in Arabic and in English.

Recommendations in English
توصيات بالانجليزى.doc
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Recommendations in Arabic
توصيات الموتمر.doc
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Natural Geo-Team congratulate Dr. Mostafa for all his great work in this confrence...

21/5/2010

Dr. Mostafa just came back from a very important ten days field trip for expedition of an interesting area of Saudi Arabia, this area is called Baha. Ants and other insects there are collected for the first time! Dr. Mostafa believes that he will have  interesting discoveries including many new species! for people who don't know, Baha is highly elevated area of Saudi Arabia (more than 2000 masl) with Afrotropical ant and insect fauna!

Above you can see pictures Taken from this exciting field Trip!

Dr. Mostafa also got a request from Algeria to help with ants in Ph.D. thesis.

 

And NGT want to congratualte Dr. Mostafa Sharaf for his great work!

28/4/2010

Dr.Mostafa Sharaf has collected a new species of the genus Carebara which is collected for the first time in Saudi Arabia and This specimen represents the second time for Dr. Mostafa to collect that genus from Arabian Peninsula as a whole!
Also, Dr. Mostafa has discovered another two new ant species of the genus Solenopsis (the fire ants), one of them will be named S.omari n.sp. which is the first species in that genus in all the world that has no eyes! blind species! the other will be named S.abubakri n.sp. which has a quite minute eye which consists of a single facet!
 
Dr Mostafa is busy nowadays in carrying out a very important paper revising the Arabian ant species of the genus Plagiolepis, with description of a new species P. boltoni n.sp. (refer to Dr. Mostafa's friend, Barry Bolton, the greatest british ant taxonomist all over the world)
 
All these discoveries will be published soon in international journals of Entomology!
 

*A NEW DISCOVERY!!!"Monomorium dentatum Sharaf, 2007"

For the First time, the queen of Egyptian Ant species Monomorium dentatum Sharaf, 2007 was discovered by Dr. Mostafa Sharaf .  

Dr. Mostafa sharaf work on Monomorium dentatum Sharaf, 2007
095 096 BSEA 45 Monomorium.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.9 MB

*A new Discovery by Dr. Mostafa Sharaf in Saudi Arabia!!!

 

DR. Mostafa sharaf discovered a new species of the technomyrmex albipes group in saudi Arabia.

see Dr. Mostafa work here....

FOA 24 Sharaf.pdf
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