Seven new records of Mantids (Insecta: Mantodea) for Alborz Mountain, (Tehran Province) Iran

Document Type : Research articles


1 Shahid Beheshti University

2 Islamic Azad University, Tehran Medical Branch


There are few papers about the fauna of the mantids in Iran and should be considered as poorly known taxon in Iran. New faunistic records of 10 species of mantids for the fauna of Iran are presented. Seven species- Empusa fasciata, E. hedenborgii, E. pennicornis (Empusidae), Bolivaria brachyptera, Ameles persa (Mantidae), Iris nana, I. polystictica (Tarachodidae) – are new records for the mantid fauna of Iran.


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