Turkish Journal of Zoology




A survey on the fauna of the Cryptinae of Isfahan Province was carried out in the summer of 2012. Specimens were collected using Malaise traps and sweeping nets. Nine species belonging to 9 genera of Cryptinae occurring in Isfahan Province were collected and identified. Among them, 7 species have been recorded from Iran previously. These species are Cryptus inculcator (Linnaeus, 1758); Dichrogaster saharator (Aubert, 1964); Gelis areator (Panzer, 1804); Lysibia nana (Gravenhorst, 1829); Mesostenus transfuga Gravenhorst, 1829; Stilpnus gagates (Gravenhorst, 1807); and Trychosis priesneri Rossem, 1971. Mesoleptus laevigatus (Gravenhorst, 1820) and Zoophthorus plumbeus (Thomson, 1884) are new records for the fauna of Iran. The genus Zoophthorus is recorded here for the first time from Iran as well as from Asia. All recorded species, except M. transfuga, are new records for Isfahan Province.

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