Original paper

A faunistic study on Lepismatidae (Zygentoma) in Kermanshah (Iran)

Kahrarian, Morteza; Baltanas, Rafael Molero; Monshizadeh, Mohammad Reza; Shenavaee, Mohammad Raof

Entomologia Generalis Volume 35 Number 1 (2014), p. 53 - 60

published: Jul 1, 2014
manuscript accepted: Jan 24, 2014
manuscript received: Dec 9, 2013

DOI: 10.1127/0171-8177/2014/0063

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Abstract In this study, we investigated the fauna of Lepismatidae in different regions of Kermanshah province (Kermanshah, Sar-e-pol-e- Zahab, Paveh and Eslamabad-e-gharb counties) during 2012 and 2013. The specimens were collected by hand or with an entomological aspirator from leaf litter, under rocks and in different parts of the house. Totally 7 species were found, belonging to 5 genera and 3 subfamilies. The species, Ctenolepisma rothschildi, Thermobia aegyptiaca, Allacrotelsa kraepelini and Neoasterolepisma evansi are new records for the fauna of Iran.