Thysanoptera in Iran 1938–2007: An Overview
Authors: J. S. Bhatti, Jalil Alavi, Richard zur
Strassen, Zakkieh Telmadarraiy
373 pages. 2009. Scientia Publishing, New Delhi
Thrips, No. 7–8. ISSN 0974-6587
(Part 1, Thrips, No. 7, pages 1–172, Part 2, Thrips No. 8, pages
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This study deals with the knowledge of thrips, or
Thysanoptera, in Iran , as it has developed over the last 70
years, from the first report of thrips in Iran in 1938 through
publications until the end of 2007. The study is divided into
In Part 1, the first section deals with the
scientific names of Thysanoptera known from Iran , including all
names used in the literature on Iranian Thysanoptera. The valid
names of all species, as now used in modern taxonomic literature
on Thysanoptera, are given along with the synonymic names
appearing in the Iranian literature. There are 177 species of
thrips known from Iran , including 132 species of Terebrantia in
47/49 genera, and 45 species of Tubulifera in 15 genera. Two of
the species endemic in Iran are not recognizable at present,
whereas 9 species recorded from Iran are of doubtful occurrence.
Bibliographic records pertaining to the taxonomy of these
species are given, including nomenclatural changes which have
taken place over the past more than 100 years.
The second section is a review of Iranian
Literature on Thysanoptera on all aspects of Iranian research on
these insects, such as thrips on crops and other useful plants,
thrips as pests and their control, thrips and tospoviruses, and
the faunistics of thrips in Iran .
Part 2 provides an annotated Bibliography of
Iranian Literature on Thysanoptera. This comprises 232
references on or including thrips from 1938 through 2007,
including 187 primary references which have been authored
individually or jointly by 192 Iranian scientists. 161 of these
references are published in Iran and 26 are published outside
Iran . There are also 45 references comprising secondary
literature relating to thrips, all of which except one have been
published in Iran .
Three appendices provide a list of plant names
associated with thrips in Iran literature, a family-wise list of
these plants, and their scientific and common names. Another
appendix indicates the geographical location of the localities
from which thrips in Iran have been studied.
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