Lady Beetles (Coleoptera:Coccinellidae) of Iranian Cotton Fields and Surrounding Grasslands


Affiliations

  • Islamic Azad University, Department of Agriculture, Shahre Rey Branch, Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • University of Ecology and Management, Warszawa, 06102, Poland
  • KS Agricultural Faculty, Plant Protection Department, Kahramanmaras, 46060, Turkey
  • Islamic Azad University, Department of Entomology, Fars Science and Research Branch, Iran, Islamic Republic of

Abstract

Lady beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) are one of the powerful and dominant predators in cotton fields and also other agroecosystems. The fauna of these beneficial insects was studied in cotton fields and surrounding grasslands of Iran through 2000-2006. Totally, 40 species from 17 genera (including Adalia, Anisosticta, Brumus, Chilocorus, Clitostethus, Coccinella, Cryptolaemus, Delphastus, Exochomus, Hippodamia, Nephaspis, Nephus, Oenopia, Propylea, Rodolia, Scymnus and Stethorus) were collected from different regions of Iran.

Keywords

Coccinellidae, Cotton Fields, Fauna and Iran.

Subject Discipline

Entomology

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