Results of the Czechoslovak-Iranian entomological expeditions to Iran 1970, 1973 and 1977. Heteroptera: Acanthosomatidae, Cydnidae, Scutelleridae, Pentatomidae

Hoberlandt L.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 44: 181-294, 1995
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Abstract: This paper on Iranian Pentatomoidea is based on the material collected by the three expeditions (1970, 1973, 1977) of the Nat ional Museum (Natural History ), Praha to Iran and on the additional material collected by the Iranian entomologists of Plant Pests and Diseases Research Institute, Tehran-Evin and by J. Klapperich. The Iranian fauna of Pentatomoidea consists of 261 species (Acanthosomatidae 2 species, Cydnidae 36 species, Scutelleridae 39 species, Pentatomidae 184 species), of which 63 species are listed for first time for the fauna of Iran. Four species are described in this paper Hotea (Tylonca) curculionoides occidentaliss ssp. n. from S. Iran, Alphocoris pfeifferi sp.n. from S. Iran and Iraq (Scutelleridae), Mustha vicina sp.n. from S. an d W. Iran and Aeliomorpha pazukii sp.n. from Gulf region (Pentatomidae). Redesciption, according to the types , had been made of two less known species Mustha longispinis Reuter (Anatolia) and Mustha serrata (Fabricius) (Syria). All species of the genus Mustha are keyed. Phricodus pakistanica Hamid, 1974 is synonymized with Mustha gigantea Horvath, 1907.
Key words: Heteroptera, Pentatomoidea, faunistics, taxonomy, new species, key, checklist