A Contribution to the Knowledge of Robber Flies (Diptera: Asilidae) from Tehran Province and Vicinity, Iran


Affiliations

  • Islamic Azad University, Department of Entomology, Tehran Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Islamic Azad University, College of Agriculture, Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Islamic Azad University, Department of Entomology,Tehran Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of

Abstract

Robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae) are one of the important groups of predators in controlling numerous insect groups. A total of 30 asilid species representing 22 genera are listed in this paper from Tehran province. Of these, Neoitamus senectus Richter, Stenopogon rufipilus ruficauda Engel and Rhadinus ungulinus Loew are new records for the fauna of Iran. Additionally, prey records and distributional data are provided for asilid species.

Keywords

Asilidae, Fauna, Prey, Tehran Province, Iran.

Subject Discipline

Entomology

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