First record of the genus Sericothrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in Iran

Document Type : Research articles


1 Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of agriculture, Urmia University, Urmia, West Azerbaijan, P.O. Box 57135-165, Iran

2 Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran. P. O. Box 7144165186


The genus Sericothrips Haliday is reported for the first time from Iran, based on the specimens collected on Lotus sp. and identified as S. bicornis (Karny). This is the third genus of subfamily Sericothripinae in Iran, and illustrations are provided to identify this species. The number of Thysanoptera genera now known from Iran is discussed, as well as the host associations of Iranian Sericothripinae.


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