Research on Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) fauna in Mazandarn province, Iran

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  • Faculty of Biological Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran ,IR
  • Faculty of Biological Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran ,IR
  • Young Researchers and Elite Club, Yazd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Yazd ,IR
  • Guilan Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center, Rasht, Guilan ,IR
  • Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad ,IR
  • Northern Plains Entomology, Minot, North Dakota ,US



Ladybird, New record, Mazandaran, Insect


Ladybirds beetles belonging to the family Coccinellidae, Order Coleoptera, play an important role in pest control. The aim of this research was to explore, identify and characterize the coccinellid fauna of the Mazandaran Province (Iran). Coccinellid beetles were collected during 2013- 2015 from different Agriculture Stations with a wide range of agricultural lands and plants. A total of 21 species in 15 genera and 4 subfamilies were identified. 1. Coccinella septempunctata (Linnaeus, 1758) 2. Adalia bipunctata (Linnaeus, 1758)* 3. Harmonia quadripunctata (Pontoppidan, 1763) * 4. Haippodemia variegate (Goeze, 1777) 5. Oenopia congolobata (Linnaeus, 1758) 6. Propyleaquatuor decempunctata (Linnaeus, 1758) 7. Adalia decempunctata (Linnaeus, 1758) 8. Vibidia duodecimguttata (Poda, 1761) * 9. Psylloboraviginti duopunctata (Linnaeus, 1758) 10. Chilocorus bipustulatus (Linnaeus, 1758) 11. Exochomus nigromaculatus (Goeze, 1777) 12. Platynaspis luteorubra (Redtenbacher, 1843)* 13. Nephusbi punctatus (Kugelann, 1794)* 14. Nephus qadrimaculatus (Herbst, 1783) 15. Scymnus subvillosus (Goeze, 1777) 16. Scymnus frontalis (Fabricius, 1787)* 17. Scymnus apetzy (Mulsant, 1846) 18. Scymnus impexus (Mulsant, 1850)* 19. Stethorus punctilum (Weise, 1891)* 20. Stethorus gilvifrons (Mulsant 1850)* 21. Serangium montazeri (Montazeri, 1994)* Nine species that are marked by *are new records for MazandaranCoccinellid fauna.


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Pahlavan Yali, K., Pashai Rad, S., Zare Khormizi, M., Mojib Hagh Ghadam, Z., Heidari Latibari, M., & Hanly, G. (2018). Research on Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) fauna in Mazandarn province, Iran. Journal of Biological Control, 31(3), 123–127.



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