The BD1,810,000 project was awarded to Aradus
Contracting, while the engineering consulting works involved in the project were assigned to Diya Tawfeeqi Engineering.
nigrescens--C nigrescens E Microbates Microbates cinereiventris--H cinereiventris hormotus (23) E Cyphorinus aradus
Cyphorinus salvini--C arada salvini E Microcerculus Microcerculus bambla albigularis--C bambla albigularis (24) E Cacicus sclateri--H & C Cacicus sclateri E Ocyalus Ocyalus latirostris--C latirostris E Hylophilus Hylophilus hypoxanthus hypoxanthus fuscicapillus--C fuscicapillus E H.
In contrast, the flat bug fauna of Louisiana is poorly known, with only 5 species (Aradus falleni Stal, Aradus quadrilineatus Say, Acaricoris ignotus Harris and Drake, Notapictinus aurivilli (Bergroth), and Mezira sayi Kormilev) reported before the present study (Davidova-Vilimova et al.
Subfamily Aradinae Amyot and Serville, 1843 Aradus Fabricius, 1803
An adult male collected from a pitfall trap at Palustris Experiment Station (Evangeline Parish) is not included here as it requires further study, and may represent a new species near Aradus inornatus Uhler and Aradus blaisdelli Van Duzee.
Aradus acutus is a common, widespread species reported from Alaska and Maine south to California, Texas, and Florida (Froeschner 1988; Parshley 1921; Matsuda 1977), but it has not been previously reported from Louisiana.
Aradus aequalis is relatively infrequently collected, but occurs from Maine, Quebec, and Ontario south to Illinois and Virginia.
Aradus falleni is the most widespread aradid species in the Western Hemisphere.
Aradus kormilevi is widespread in North America, ranging from British Columbia and New Brunswick south to California, Texas, and Florida (Froeschner 1988; Heiss 1980), but has not previously been reported from Louisiana.
It was bought in 1995, but months of detective work eventually lead to the city of Aradus
, on the island of Arward, off Syria ( a site with a complex Phoenical and Roman history.