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An annotated checklist of the Anthicidae and pediline Pyrochroidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) of Iran, with thirteen new country records

Corresponding author: Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom & The Entomological Society of Latvia, c/o Dārza iela 10, Stopiņu novads, LV-2130, Dzidriņas, Latvia.
Department of Plant Protection, Yadegar-e- Imam Khomeini (RAH) Shahre Rey Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
Coleoptera Anthicidae biogeography distribution fauna phenology Iran

Abstract

The fauna of Iranian Anthicidae and pediline Pyrochroidae (Coleoptera) is summarized in this paper. A total of 132 species from 19 genera and four subfamilies (Anthicinae, Notoxinae, Steropinae, and Tomoderinae) of Anthicidae and two species of Pedilinae are listed. Three new synonyms are proposed: Anthicus armatus Truqui, 1855 = A. pseudoarmatus Telnov, 2008 syn. nov., Notoxus hirtus LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849 = N. caucasicus Pic, 1900 syn. nov., Stricticomus rufithorax (LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849) = Anthicus transcaspicus var. subnotata Pic, 1910 syn. nov. One new combination is made: Nitorus unifasciatus (Desbrochers des Loges, 1875) comb. nov. (from Pseudoleptaleus Pic, 1900). Thirteen species are reported for the fauna of Iran for the first time: Anthicus armatus Truqui, 1855, A. episcopalis Pic, 1903, A. quadrispilus Marseul, 1879, Cyclodinus reitteri (Pic, 1892), Leptaleus klugii klugii LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849, Stricticomus araxicola (Reitter, 1889), S. arcuaticeps (Pic, 1900), S. herzi (Pic, 1905), Microhoria aphaenops (Pic, 1902), Tenuicomus finalis Telnov, 2003, Notoxus hirtus LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849, N. simulans simulans Heberdey, 1935, and Tomoderus scydmaenoides Reitter, 1878.

 

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