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Abstract

First report of Bucculatrix ulmifoliae (Lepidoptera, Bucculatricidae) from Iran.

Abstract

During a survey on the damaged elms in Almahdi, Shaghayegh, Taslihat and Magidiyeh parks in the summer of 2010, the larvae and pupae of a Bucculatrix species were collected. After emerging of the adult specimens, they were identified as Bucculatrix ulmifoliae. Five Bucculatrix species are reported from Iran so far: B. ulmella; B. pomifoliae; B. iranica; B. endospiralis; and B. ulmifloiae. B. ulmifoliae is widespread in all parts of Europe including The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italian mainlands, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, England, south and central parts of Russia, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, and Yugoslavia. This is thought to be the first record of B. ulmifloiae from Iran. The distinguishing morphological characteristics of B. ulmifloiae are described.