During 2014 and 2015, four species of bark beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), belonging to a single genus Scolytus Geoffroy, 1762, were collected from elm trees in East Azarbaijan province, northwestern Iran. They were Scolytus pygmaeus (Fabricius, 1787), Scolytus ensifer Eichhoff, 1881, Scolytus ecksteini Butovitsch, 1929, and Scolytus kirschii fasciatus Reitter, 1890. All of them represent new records for East Azarbaijan province.
The present faunistic study was performed in East Azarbaijan province, northwest of Iran, in 2015–2016. A total of eleven species belonging to four genera of the subfamily Curculioninae were studied. Rhinusa eversmanni Rosenschoeld, 1838 is recorded for the first time from Iran. Photos of adult habitus of the newly recorded species along with a key to the Iranian species of the snout beetles identified in this study are provided.
A study on the fauna of snout beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) of East Azerbaijan Province (Northwest Iran) was conducted in 2014 to 2016. A total of 19 species, belonging to 4 subfamilies (Baridinae, Entiminae, Lixinae, and Molytinae) and 18 genera were collected and identified.
Authors:S. Amini, J. Nozari, R. Rahati, and V. Etemad
The present study was carried out to identify parasitoids of bark beetles in the forests of northern Iran, from 2013–2015 (May–August). Four hymenopterans species belonging to 3 families (Eulophidae, Pteromalidae and Braconidae) were identified as Ecphylus silesiacus (Ratzeburg, 1848), Cheiropachus quadrum (Fabricius, 1787), Rhaphitelus maculatus Walker, 1834 and Entedon ergias (Ratzeburg, 1844). Among the identified bark beetles species, T. lenkoranus Reitter, 1913 was recorded as a new host of E. silesiacus for the first time in the world.