New records and updated checklist of the genus Philonthus (Col: Staphylinidae) for Iran

Document Type : Research articles


1 Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran

2 University of Tehran


Six species of rove beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae), belonging to the genus Philonthus Stephens 1829, are reported for the first time from Iran. They include Philonthus juvenilis Peyron, 1858, Philonthus micans (Gravenhorst, 1802), Philonthus spinipes Sharp, 1874, Philonthus longicornis Stephens 1832, Philonthus viridipennis Fauvel 1875, and Philonthus wuesthoffi Bernhauer 1939. All specimens were collected from Mazandaran province, north of Iran during 2012-2014. An updated checklist of this genus, including 43 species, has been provided.


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