Introduction of Holotrichius mesoleucus, Kiritshenko (Het: Reduviidae)

Document Type : Research Article



Information on Reduviidae species are sporadic and very rare in Iran due to the few survey conducted on this bugs. A study was done to determine the diversity of this family during 2008 - 2009. Several species were collected among them Holotrichius mesoleucus (Kiritshenko, 1914) was found to be the species recorded for the first time in Iran. This species was collected from Avena fatua in Mashhad region during 2008. It is also important to know that the female of this species is introduced here, is for the first time in the world.