Four genera and species new for the fauna of Iraq with a new subspecies, Pseudovadonia livida irakensis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

Abstract :

The following new taxon is described: Pseudovadonia livida irakensis ssp. nov. from Erbil (North Iraq), close to Pseudovadonia livida hatayensis Özdikmen, 2015 from Hatay (South Turkey) and Pseudovadonia livida bicarinata (N. Arnold, 1869) from Mogilev (Belorussia). Accordingly, both the genus and the species Pseudovadonia livida (Fabricius, 1777) are reported for the first time from Iraq. Diagnostic characters and a key of the subspecies of Pseudovadonia livida (Fabricius, 1777) including some figures are presented. Furthermore, additional three genera and species Hylotrupes bajulus (Linnaeus, 1758), Ropalopus clavipes (Fabricius, 1775) and Clytus rhamni Germar, 1817 are recorded for the first time from Iraq

Keyword :

Cerambycidae, Cerambycinae, Lepturinae, new subspecies, new records, Iraq

Author(s) : Özdikmen, H., Ali, M. A.
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Published Issue : 2017 Vol. 12 Number 2

2017 Vol. 12 Number 2