A rare species, Rhiza stenoptera (Boursin, 1970) new record from Iran with a catalogue of Pseudohadenina Ronkay & Fibiger, 2007 of Iran

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Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran


Based on the examination of the materials collected by LED light trap in 2021, from south of Iran (Kerman province), a rare moth species belonging to Xyleninae subfamily (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae), Rhiza stenoptera (Boursin), is newly recorded for the country. The external and the genital characters of this species are presented and compared with its close relatives, R. schlumbergeri (Püngeler), collected from Sistan-va-Balouchestan province, Iran and R. commoda, a widely distributed species in the Palearctic region. Notes on the bionomic and distribution of R. stenoptera are given. The taxonomic position of Pseudohadena Alphéraky, s. l. has been changed through the time with the increase of the materials described mainly collected from Central Asia which was resulted in erecting the Pseudohadenina Ronkay & Fibiger, 2007. An inclusive catalogue of Pseudohadenina of Iran is presented. Beside the citation of first description, the distribution range of the members of this subtribe is given worldwide.


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