Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Checklist and distribution of lady beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in Iran.

Abstract

This paper is an attempt to summarize all previous literature of Coccinellidae records from Iran and their distribution in the world as well as in provinces of Iran. There are 8 subfamilies, 17 tribes, 41 genera and 142 species in Iran recorded up to now. The largest subfamily, tribe and genera in Iran were Scymninae, Scymnini and Scymnus, respectively. The most widely distributed species in Iran were Hippodamia variegata (Goeze), Coccinella septempunctata L., Oenopia conglobata L., Chilocorus bipustulatus L. and Adalia bipunctata L.