Aquatic Beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae, Haliplidae, Noteridae, Hydrophilidae) From Borujen and Lordegan (Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, Iran)

Maryam Taher (Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Basic Science, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran)
Mohammad Saeed Heydarnejad (Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Basic Science, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran)

Abstract


This research was aimed to study aquatic coleopteran faunas of Borujen and Lordegan (as two main towns of the Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province). Sampling was done at six stations between September 2017 to July 2018. The aquatic Coleoptera were identified to the species level with the help of keys and related references. Identification of samples was based on morphological characteristics such as taxonomic characters and external genitalia with appropriate entomological reference books and authors. A total of 12 species belonging to 11 genera and 4 families were identified. The greatest number of species identified were found in the family Dytiscidae Leach, 1815 and the least number in the family Hydrophilidae Latreille, 1802. Two species of Agabus Leach, 1817 namely, Agabus conspersus Marsham, 1802 and Agabus bipustulatus Linnaeus, 1767 were the most abundant insects.


Keywords


Aquatic coleoptera; Chaharmahal and bakhtiari; Borujen and lordegan; Dytiscidae; Agabus

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