First Report of Two Lygaeids, Geocoris acuticeps Sign. and Plinthisus longicollis Fieb. In Fauna Iran

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Lygaeids is a family of Heteroptera with more than 4000 known species in the world as one of the biggest true bug families with diverse habitats. In this research, some specimens of Lygaeidae from different districts of Rafsanjan (Kerman province) were collected. Species identification was based on different identification keys and the final confirmation was done by Dr. Rauno E. Linnavuori in Finland. Among the collected species, Geocoris acuticeps Sign. and Plinthisus longicollis Fieb., are recorded here for Iran as first reports. These species belong to the Geocorinae and Rhyparochrominae subfamilies.

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