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Noctuidae s. l. (Lepidoptera) from sugarcane fields of SW Iran


Fragmenta Faunistica, vol. 54, no. 2 ; Sówkowate (Noctuidae) upraw trzciny cukrowej południowo-zachodniego Iranu ; Noctuidae from sugarcane fields of SW Iran


Esfandiari, Mehdi ; Mossadegh, Mohammad Saeed ; Shishehbor, Parviz


Polska Akademia Nauk. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii


Museum and Institute of Zoology, PAS

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Bibliogr.: p. 146-147 ; P. 137-147 : ill. (w tym kolor.) ; 25 cm ; Abstracts in Polish. Taxa in Latin

Subject and Keywords:

Noctuidae ; owlet moths ; Lepidoptera ; butterflies and moths ; lepidopterans ; Insecta ; insects ; fauna ; sugarcane ; Khuzestan ; Iran ; parasites ; hosts ; pests ; geographical distribution ; new species to the Iranian fauna


A study on the Noctuidae which include key pests in most of the world’s sugar-producing regions was donein four sugarcane producing, agro-industrial areas in the province of Khuzestan, southwestern Iran. Night samplings were made by light trap during 2007 and 2008. A total of 52 noctuid species belonging to 10 subfamilies were recorded. Amongst these, 22 were new to Khuzestan and one, Archanara polita (Walker, 1865) is newly reported for Iran. It is concluded that cropland weeds that act as host plants for many of these noctuids help to support biodiversityin the monoculture of sugarcane productions in southwestern Iran.


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