Taxonomic study and diversity of Pipunculidae (Diptera) in East of Iran

Motamedi nia, Behnam (2020) Taxonomic study and diversity of Pipunculidae (Diptera) in East of Iran. Doctoral thesis, university of zabol.

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Pipunculid flies (Diptera: Pipunculidae) as a parasitoid of hoppers have an important role in biological control. This research was carried out to study taxonomy and diversity of pipunculid flies in the eastern province of Iran (Sistan and Baluchestan, South Khorasan, Razavi Khorasan, North Khorasan). Specimens were collected by the Malaise trap, funnel-Malaise trap, sweeping net. All specimens were surveyed in a laboratory and then pipunculid flies were separated. The identification was performed by reliable keys, main description, comparison with type specimens and collaboration with Canadian and German taxonomist. Totally, 1049 specimens were collected including 22 species in 2 tribes and 5 genera of which 1 genus, 4 species are new records from Iran and 4 species Claraeola bousynterga Motamedinia & Skevington [sp. nov.], Claraeola khorshidae Motamedinia & Kehlmaier [sp. nov.], Claraeola parnianae Motamedinia & Kehlmaier [sp. nov.], Clistoabdominalis persicus Motamedinia & Skevington [sp. nov.] were described. The SDR software was used to study the species diversity of pipunculid flies. Diversity, evenness and richness indices were evaluated. Concerning the results, the highest abundance was related to agroecosystem and middle altitude. The highest and the lowest abundance belonged to Tomosvaryella genus with %66.1 and Dasydorylas with %0.7, respectively. According to combinational analyse of species structure, Tomosvaryella kuthyi and Tomosvaryella geniculata with %27.1 and %11.1 abundance were the dominant species. On the basis of species diversity and evenness indices, agroecosystem and natural ecosystem have more diversity and evenness than the orchard ecosystem.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fauna, pipunculid flies, parasitoid, hopper, diversity, East of Iran
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Depositing User: Mrs najmeh khajeh
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2020 04:53
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2020 04:53

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