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Baltic Journal of Coleopterology
XVth Symposium of Polish Carabidologists
Tatra National Park 04-07.06.2017

Current issue: Volume 18, No. 1 (2018)

The Ladybeetle Community (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in North East of Iran

Amir Biranvand, Oldøich Nedvìd, Jahanshir Shakarami, Lida Fekrat, Elnaz Hamidi, Martin Volf, Guy A. Hanley

Biranvand A., Nedvìd O., Shakarami J., Fekrat L., Hamidi E., Volf M., Hanley G.A. 2017. The Ladybeetle Community (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in North East of Iran. Baltic J.Coleopterol. 17 (1):49 - 67.

Faunistical description of ladybird assemblages from the canopies of agricultural plants and orchard trees in northeastern Iran and determination of the indicator ladybird species that are representative of the region are the main goals of this survey. In total, 21 coccinellid species belonging to 16 genera were collected and identified. One previously recorded species ( Bulaea lichatschovii (Hummel, 1827)) was not confirmed. Global distribution, list of known host plants, and prey species are provided for each species, along with latitude, longitude, altitude, and sampling methodology. Multivariate analysis of ladybird species assemblages composition and environmental variables (canonical correspondence analysis, CCA) showed that most ladybird species analysed did not express any strong preference for the environmental variables mainly because of intercorrelated characteristics of sampling localities. Seasonality was clear in three species; Adalia decempunctata was the earliest spring species while Coccinella septempunctata and Vibidia duodecimguttata were abundant at the end of season. Although analysis of food webs showed that twenty one collected ladybird species were directly connected to 30 host plant species, this does not represent specific food relationships because prey species in predatory ladybirds were not sampled and identified. Instead, this may probably be interpreted as choice of microhabitats.Key words. Aphids, biogeography, coccinellids, distribution, fauna

KeyWords : Aphids, biogeography, coccinellids, distribution, fauna

Amir Biranvand. Young Researchers and Elite Club, Khorramabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Khorramabad, Iran; e-mail: amir.beiran@gmail.com (Corresponding author)
Oldøich Nedvìd, Martin Volf. Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia,Branišovská 1760, 37005 Ceské Budìjovice, Czech Republic. Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre, Branišovská 31, 37005 Èeské Budìjovice, Czech Republic; e-mail:nedved@prf.jcu.cz, osmoderma@seznam.cz
Jahanshir Shakarami. Department of Plant Protection, Agricultural faculty, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran; e-mail: shakarami.j@gmail.com
Lida Fekrat. Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran; e-mail: fekrat@ferdowsi.um.ac.ir
Elnaz Hamidi. Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Islamic Azad University of Gorgan, Gorgan, Iran; e-mail: eli_h66@yahoo.com
Guy A. Hanley. Curator of Collections Cyril Moore Science Center Minot State University Minot, ND, USA; e-mail: guy.hanley@minotstateu.edu

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