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Nezhad-Ghaderi S S, Nozari J, Badoei Dalfard A, Hosseini Naveh V. List of species of blister beetles (Coleoptera: Meloidae) in Kerman province, Iran. J. Insect Biodivers. Syst 2021; 7 (1) :1-13
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1- Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran
2- Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran , nozari@ut.ac.ir
3- Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran
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The family Meloidae Gyllenhaal, 1810 (Coleoptera), commonly known as blister beetles, exist in warm, dry, and vast habitats. This family was studied in Kerman province of Iran during 2018–2019. The specimens were collected using sweeping net and via hand-catch. They were identified by the morphological characters, genitalia, and acceptable identification keys. To improve the knowledge of the Meloidae species of southeastern Iran, faunistic investigations on blister beetles of this region were carried out. Totally, 30 species belonging to 10 genera from two subfamilies (Meloinae and Nemognathinae) were identified. Among the identified specimens, 22 species were new for fauna of Kerman province.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Taxonomy/Coleoptera
Received: 2019/12/23 | Accepted: 2020/09/11 | Published: 2020/09/14

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