Cimicomorpha and Pentatomomorpha (Heteroptera) of alfalfa from Mashhad and vicinity, NE Iran

Abstract :

The representatives of the insect order Heteroptera are active as pests or natural enemies on deferent agricultural crops. During 2006-2007, several sampling projects were conducted to identify active true bugs on Alfalfa in Mashhad and its environs (northeast Iran, Khorasan-Razavi province). In total, 34 species belonging to 24 genera and 8 families were identified. Among them Orius niger Wolff, 1804 (Anthocoridae) was the predominant species for Alfalfa fields in the studied area. In additional to the faunistic survey, distribution of all the species is reviewed

Keyword :

Alfalfa, True Bugs, Heteroptera, Distribution, Predominant Species, Mashhad, Iran

Author(s) : Havaskary, M., Hossein Pour, F., Awal, M. M.
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Published Issue : 2010 Vol. 5 Number 1

2010 Vol. 5 Number 1