Faunistic study of Thysanoptera (Insecta) in Khorasan-e- Razavi province, NE Iran

Document Type : Research articles


1 Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection

2 ferdowsi university


The Thysanoptera fauna of Iran are still very incompletely known. As a result of the study of thrips fauna in different localities of Khorasan-e-Razavi province during 2012-2014, a total of 46 species in 20 genera and 3 families are recorded for this area. Among them, 43 species are newly recorded for the fauna of this province; and Pezothrips dianti is newly recorded for the fauna of Iran. Distribution in Iran, in the world and some taxonomic notes are given for some species.