A survey of Ciidae Leach, 1819 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) of the Hyrcanian Forest (Iran) with new faunistic records

  • Sudabe Amini University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran
  • Roman Krolik Mickiewicza, 8, 46-200 Kluczbork, Poland
  • Jamasb Nozari University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran
  • Mohammad Ebrahim Farashiani Research institute of Forest and Rangeland, Agriculture Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Tehran, Iran
  • Farzane Kazerani Research institute of Forest and Rangeland, Agriculture Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Tehran, Iran
Keywords: Ciid beetles, new records, fauna, forest, fungi, Iran, Middle East

Abstract

Ciidae are a small family of mycetophagus beetles with only nine species so far recorded in Iran. The occurrence of four of them has now been confirmed. During the 2014-2017 survey in the Hyrcanian Forest, North Iran, 12 species belonging to 6 genera have been recorded for the first time in Iran. As a result of this study, the number of species known from Iran has increases to 21.

 

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Published
2020-09-03
How to Cite
Amini, S., Krolik, R., Nozari, J., Farashiani, M. E., & Kazerani, F. (2020). A survey of Ciidae Leach, 1819 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) of the Hyrcanian Forest (Iran) with new faunistic records . Zoodiversity, 54(4). https://doi.org/10.15407/zoo2020.04.317
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Entomology