Preliminary study on Pentatomids in West Azerbaijan province of Iran(Heteroptera)

Abstract :

Pentatomids as well as lygaeids are the third largest families of true bugs which include 760 genera and about 4000 species. A faunistic study was carried out during 2002-2003 in west Azerbaijan province and specimens were collected from 13 regions of the province. Totally 22 genera and 35 species of Pentatominae and Podopinae subfamilies were collected and identified mainly focusing on male genitalia and some other morphological characters. One species and one genus are recorded from Iran for the first time.

Keyword :

Heteroptera, Pentatomidae, faunistic, true bugs, West Azerbaijan province, Iran

Author(s) : Golestan, M. N., Safaralizadeh, M. H., Sarafrazi, A.
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Published Issue : 2010 Vol. 5 Number 2

2010 Vol. 5 Number 2