A contribution to the fauna of weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) associated with sugar beet fields in North–East of Iran

Abstract :

In a faunistic survey on curculionidae inhabiting sugar beet fields in the main sugar beet growing areas of Iran, the province of Razavi Khorasan, 17 curculionid species belonging to 3 subfamilies and 4 tribes were identified. 14 of which are first records for the study area, including 10 new for Iran. This brings the total number of weevils fauna of sugar beet recorded from Iran to 49 species. Clearly, more species are to be expected after more intensively collecting.

Keyword :

Faunistic records, Beet crop, Snout beetle, Razavi Khorasan, Iran

Author(s) : Sadeghi, H., Eshraghi, S., Behne, L.
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Published Issue : 2010 Vol. 5 Number 2

2010 Vol. 5 Number 2