The first Record of Gonia ornata Meigen 1826 (Diptera: Tachinidae) on Agrotis sp. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) larvae in Iran

Document Type : Research Article


Ferdowsi University of Mashhad


During 2005, in a faunistic survey of Tachinidae associated with pests of field crops which carried out in Shirvan region (North Khorasan province), 3 adult tachinids emerged from Agrotis sp. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) larvae collected in sugar beet field of Agricultural college of Shirvan. The specimens were identified as Gonia ornata Meigen 1826. This is the first record of the occurrence of this species in Iran.