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Marjanyan M, Ghobari H, Nozari J. A survey on the click beetles (Coleoptera, Elateridae) in the province of Kurdistan (Iran), with three new records for the Iranian fauna. J. Insect Biodivers. Syst 2021; 7 (2) :127-135
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1- Institute of Zoology, Scientific Centre of Zoology and Hydroecology of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, Yerevan, 0014, Armenia.
2- Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran , h.ghobari@uok.ac.ir
3- Department of Plant Protection, University College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran, PO Box 4111, Karaj, Iran.
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This study was carried out in the province of Kurdistan (Iran) during April to August 2015 in order to document the click beetle fauna (Coleoptera: Elateridae) of this region. The specimens were collected using sticky traps, window traps and pan traps. Fifteen species from six genera were identified, of which three species are new for the fauna of Iran: Melanotus kravchenkoi Platia, 2010, Melanotus orbachorum Platia, 2010 and Melanotus chikatunovi Platia, 2010. In addition, nine species are recorded from the province of Kurdistan for the first time. Brief diagnoses for the new record species from Iran and zoogeographical information for all species are provided.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Systematics/Coleoptera
Received: 2020/07/25 | Accepted: 2020/11/25 | Published: 2020/12/7

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