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Insect Biodiversity and Systematics - Volume:2 Issue: 3, Sep 2016
  • Volume:2 Issue: 3, Sep 2016
  • تاریخ انتشار: 1395/07/20
  • تعداد عناوین: 7
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  • Zahra Goodarzifar, Seyed Massoud Madjdzadeh, Mohsen Mehrparvar* Pages 301-308
    So far, three aphid species including Aphis fabae Scopoli, 1763, Brachycaudus cardui (Linnaeus, 1758) and Paczoskia meridionalis Holman, 1981 are reported on Echinops in Iran. In this study, two more aphid species were collected on Echinops in Iran: Myzus persicae(Sulzer, 1776) and Turanoleucon jashenkoiKadyrbekov, 2002.The little-known aphid genus Turanoleucon and the species T. jashenkoiare reported here for the first time from Iran. The biometric data of apterous and alate viviparous females of Iranian population of T. jashenkoiare given from specimens collected from Fars province, Iran. The morphological differences between Iranian population and the original description of the species, i.e. Kazakhstan population, are discussed. An identification key to the apterous viviparous female aphids living on Echinops in Iran is provided.
    Keywords: Macrosiphini, Fauna, taxonomy, distribution
  • Majid Fallahzadeh*, George Japoshvili, Nazila Saghaei Pages 309-319
    Fifteen species belonging to ten genera of the encyrtid wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea, Encyrtidae) were collected in southern Iran and are presented here with the host records. Four species are newly recorded for the Iranian fauna: Blastothrix aprica Sugonjaev, 1964; Psyllaephagus belanensis (Hoffer, 1963); Psyllaephagus pulchellus (Mercet, 1921) and Anagyrus archangelskayae Trjapitzin, 1972. Some new host associations were found for 10 encyrtid species. Two misidentifications were corrected. Available biological data as well as geographical distribution for each species are also included.
    Keywords: Parasitoids, Fauna, new host associations, new records, Iran
  • Farnaz, Sadat Hosseini, Masoumeh Shayanmehr*, Behnam Amiri Besheli Pages 321-338
    Improved studies on Collembola fauna of Iran have been started only recently and springtails species from many regions of the country are still unknown. This study presents the results of a faunistic survey of springtails from Golestan province, Northern Iran. Samplings were done in different habitats of Gorgan and Kordkuy counties (Golestan province) including forests, agricultural fields and citrus orchards during 2014–2015. In sum 37species from families Entomobryidae, Paronellidae, Isotomidae, Tomoceridae, Onychiuridae and Tullbergiidae were identified. Entomobrya numidica Baquero, Hamra-Kroua & Jordana, 2009; E. nivalis Linneaeus, 1758; E. nicoleti Lubbock, 1868; Cyphoderus agnotus Borner, 1906; Isotomurus cf. balteatus Reuter, 1876; Vertagopus sp.; Protaphorura cf. salsa Kaprus, Pasnik et Weiner, 2014; Mesaphorura yosii Rusek, 1967; Mesaphorura critica Ellis, 1976represent new records for Iranian fauna.
    Keywords: Arthropleona, Collembola, Golestan, Iran, new record
  • Mahboobeh Hadadian, Abbas Ali Zamani *, Alireza Marefat, Ehsan Rakhshani Pages 339-354
    In this study, 13 different biotypes of Praon exsoletum were investigated based on selected morphological characteristics. This species is specialized parasitoid of Therioaphistrifolii on alfalfa and clover. Traditional morphometric analysis was used to obtain three meristic and 15 continuous characters. The analysis of variance showed that P. exsoletumbiotypes differ in many morphometric traits. Moreover, all biotypes displayed their maximum differences in six morphological characters as follows:(1) number of antennal segments;(2) inter-tentorial/tentorio-ocular distance;(3) length/width of ovipositor sheath;(4) length/width of second flagellar segment; (5)length/width of third flagellar segment and (6) number of longitudinal placodes on second flagellar segment. The discriminant function analysis indicated45.23% of correct assignment of specimens to the a priori designated groups of specimens. The results indicated an overlapping of analyzed biotypes according to selected morphological characters. On the other hand, geometric morphometrics analysis applied on forewings, the size and the shape revealed statistically significant differences. Eleven homologous landmarks were selected. The ANOVA (p
    Keywords: Geometric morphometrics, landmark, discriminant function analysis
  • Zahra Yari, Elena CortÉs, Francisco Javier Peris, Felipo, Ehsan Rakhshani* Pages 355-366
    The diagnosis and new contributions of the genus Chorebus Haliday, 1833 from Eastern Iranian provinces (North Khorasan, Khorasan-e Razavi, and Sistan-o Baluchestan) are provided. Samplings were carried out from 2009 to 2014. A total of 18 species are listed. Chorebus (C.)ruficollis(Stelfox, 1957) is recorded for the first time fromIran. An identification key is provided for Chorebus species occurring in the Eastern Iran.
    Keywords: Parasitic wasps, Braconidae, Alysiinae, Diptera, Eastern Iran, new records
  • Samad Khaghaninia *, Yaser Gharajedaghi, Ehsan Hamed Pages 367-372
    We studied the fauna of marsh flies (Diptera: Sciomyzidae) in northwest of Iran between 2012 and 2015. A total of eight sciomyzid species have been identified, of which Limnia unguicornis (Scopoli, 1763) is recorded for the first time from Iran. Notes on the biology and diagnostic characters ofL. unguicornisare presented.
    Keywords: Limnia, new record, Northern west of Iran, Sciomyzidae
  • Md. Samsur Rahman, Ibrahim Khalil Al Haidar, Amit Kumer Neogi *, Md. Ashraf Ul Hasan, Md. Mizanur Rahman, Sheikh Muhammad Shaburul Imam Pages 373-380
    During the study of butterflies of Bangladesh (Insecta: Lepidoptera) which carried out since June 2014 to March 2016, several expeditions were made by the authors in the different areas of Bangladesh and many butterfly species were collected and identified. Among them, five species namely, Zezius chrysomallus Hübner, 1823, Rapala tara de Niceville, 1988, Cethosia biblis Fruhstorfer, 1912 and Atrophaneura coon Fabricius, 1793, Cephren estrichopepla Lowe, 1908; and one subspecies, Pelopidas subochracea subochracea Moore, 1878 are newly reported for the fauna of Bangladesh and their distribution data are presented. This study was achieved with an aim to update the checklist of butterflies of Bangladesh. The previous sampling gaps in some areas of Bangladesh indicated by these newly reported species which may put forward further investigations on the butterflies of this country.
    Keywords: Bangladesh, Butterfly, distribution, Lepidoptera, new record