Helen Alipanah

Helen Alipanah
Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection | IRIPP · Insect Taxonomy Reseach Department

PhD

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January 2011 - present
Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection
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  • Microlepidoptera of Iran

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The beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua (Hübner, 1808) and the Egyptian cotton leafworm, S. littoralis (Boisduval, 1833), are amongst the most notorious agricultural pest species in Iran. Spodoptera exigua is considered a serious pest of different crops, whereas S. littoralis is known as an important pest of cotton. In this paper, the potential distr...
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We record three Tischeriidae species new for Iran: Coptotriche gaunacella (Duponchel, 1843) from Tehran and Mazandaran provinces, Tischeria dodonaea Stainton, 1858 from East Azarbaijan province and T. caucasica Klasiński & Stonis, 2020, previously only known from Georgia. The larvae of T. caucasica were observed mining the leaves of planted trees o...
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Teleiopsis diffinis (Haworth) was identified based on a single male specimen collected in Khakak, Mazandaran Province, deposited in the Hayk Mirzayans Insect Museum, Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection. The genus Teleiopsis Sattler and T. diffinis are newly reported for the fauna of Iran. Taxonomic characterization of the species is prov...
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A taxonomic revision of the Iranian species of the family Cossidae is conducted. Sixthy-nine species and 16 subspecies in 26 genera and five subfamilies, namely Catoptinae, Mehariinae, Stygiinae, Cossinae and Zeuzerinae, are identified. Meharia baluchestana Alipanah & Yakovlev, sp. n. and Cossulus kopetdaghensis Yakovlev & Alipanah, sp. n. are desc...
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بدون ترديد شناسايي ارگانيسمها اولين قدم در انجام تحقيقات مختلف بر روي آنها ميباشد. شناخت موجودات، كليد دستيابي به تمامي اطلاعاتي است كه در مورد هر گونه وجود دارد و در پشت اين اسامي نهفتهاند.از اين رو ضروري است تا در تعيين نام و شناسايي ارگانيسمهاي مختلف كمال دقت را به كار برد. از طرف ديگر حفاظت از تنوع زيستي امروزه يكي از اساسيترين مسائل غالب كشوره...
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Elegia species deposited in the Hayk Mirzayans Insect Museum (HMIM) were examined and three species were identified. Elegia kharazii sp. nov. is described based on a single male and two females collected in Gilan and Golestan Provinces, Iran and compared with the externally similar European species E. similella (Zincken, 1818). Elegia saecula Kemal...
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Sitochroa urmiensissp. nov. is described based on a single male collected in West Azarbaijan Province, Iran. Sitochroa palealis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) is considered as a senior synonym of Loxostege farsalis Amsel, 1950 syn. nov.Loxostege malekalis Amsel, 1950 is transferred to the genus Sitochroa Hübner, as S. malekalis (Amsel, 1950) comb....
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The 22 species of the tortricid tribe Cnephasiini recorded from Iran are reviewed. Cnephasia razowskii, sp. n., is described and illustrated. Five species, i.e., C. communana (Herrich & Schäffer, 1851), C. genitalana Pierce & Metcalfe, 1922, C. tianshanica Filipjev, 1934, C. kenneli Obraztsov, 1956 and Eana incanana (Stephens, 1852), are newly repo...
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Dyspessa peri sp. n. (Lepidoptera: Cossidae) is described from Sarobi in Central Afghanistan. The new species is closely related to D. tristis A. Bang-Haas, 1912, and is distinguished by peculiarities of the wing pattern and structure of the male genitalia. http://www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:D58AAAC5-90F2-4D06-9DB2-C4D3CDE36265
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The Iranian species of the genus Evergestis were reviewed taxonomically and as a result, Evergestis pazukii sp. n. is described as a new species, E. comealis Amsel stat. n. is raised to species level from the subspecies E. caesialis comealis, and four species, namely E. flavifuscalis Rebel, E. limbata (Linnaeus), E. pechi (Bethune-Baker), and E. se...
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A complete description of Acteniopsis gambronensis sp. n. is given based on three males and three females collected in the south of Iran, Hormozgan Province. The female of A. kurdistanella Amsel, 1959 is redescribed and illustrated and new distributional data for this species is also provided. Acteniopsis robustus Asselberges, 2010 is transferred t...
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ABSTRACT. Stathmopoda ficivora Kasy was identified based on a female specimen collected in the late of June 2013 in Dorbadam protected area, N. Ghuchan, Khorasan-e Razavi Province. This species is newly reported for the fauna of Iran. A brief taxonomic characterization of the species is provided and the examined adult female and its genitalia are f...
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Syrianarpia elburzalis sp. n. (Crambidae: Scopariinae) is described as a new species from Iran. A taxonomic review of the genus and an identification key to the known species are provided. New data on morphology, genitalia, distribution, and habitat of the studied Iranian species are provided.
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The phylogeny of the hydrophilid genus Sternolophus Solier, 1834 was examined in this study using 60 morphological adult characters, eight of them continuous and 52 discrete. The cladistic analysis resulted in a single most parsimonious tree with two major subclades corresponding, respectively, to species previously assigned to the subgenera Sterno...
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p>The article gives a detailed illustrated redescription of the rare little-known species, Dyspessa wiltshirei Daniel, 1938, including description of the male genital structure which is presented for the first time. The differences of this species from its closely related species are also provided. </p
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The Iranian species of the subfamily Crambinae are listed. Earlier investigations on the subfamily are summarized and new data on their distribution in Iran together with distribution maps are provided. The genus Resumen Se presenta un listado de las especies iraníes de la subfamilia Crambinae. Recientes investigaciones sobre la subfamilia han aume...
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Prosopis farcta (Fabaceae) is a native and common perennial weed plant in Iran. In search of environmental-friendly control methods against P. farcta, we discovered the seed feeder moth Nephopterygia austeritella (Lepidoptera; Pyralidae) in central Iran and studied its bioecology for the first time from 2008 through 2009. Infestation pattern, larva...
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Acleris kochiella (Goeze) collected in Gilan and Golestan Provinces and preserved in the Hayk Mirzayans Insect Museum (HMIM) of the Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection (IRIPP) was identified during the study of Tortricidae material of the Lepidoptera collection. This species is newly reported for the fauna of Iran. A brief diagnosis of t...
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Type material of the Lepidoptera collection housed at the Hayk Mirzayans Insect Museum (HMIM) is listed in its entirety. The present catalogue covers a list of 36 species and 47 subspecies, belonging to 18 families, 33 subfamilies and 50 genera, mostly with Iranian type localities. Full citation of the original description of each species is also p...
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Twenty-three species of the tribes Bactrini, Olethreutini and Enarmoniini are currently known from Iran. In this paper, previous studies dealing with the Iranian species belonging to these tribes are summarized and new data on their distribution are provided. Additionally, the genera Eudemis Hubner. [1825] and Dasodis Diakonoff, 1982 and the follow...
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A phylogenetic analysis was conducted on the moth tribe Cnephasiini based on 83 morphological characters of adults (63 binary and 20 multistate). The analysis included 26 species representing 20 genera, plus two outgroup representatives of the tribe Tortricini. The cladistic analysis resulted in the 10 most parsimonious trees. The tribe Cnephasiini...
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A full description of Gymnancyla (Gymnancyla) iranella sp. n. is given; adult, head and appendages, male and female genitalia and the larva are described and illustrated, based on 15 males, 12 females and three last instar larvae collected in central Iran, Yazd Province, Abarkuh region. Larvae were found on Salsola sp. (family Chenopodiaceae).
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Ten species of the family Alucitidae are listed. The genus Pterotopteryx and the species Pterotopteryx colchica Zagulajev, Alucita desmodactyla Zeller, A. grammodactyla Zeller, A. huebneri Wallengren and A. ordubadi Zagulajev are reported from Iran for the first time, and the data of their geographical distribution are provided. New data on the dis...
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A checklist of the species belonging to the tribe Oxyptilini in Iran as well as new data on the distribution of previously reported species are provided. The genera Procapperia Adamczewski, 1951 and Sphenarches Meyrick, 1886, and four species namely, Procapperia amira Arenberger, 1988, P. linariae (Chrétien, 1922), Capperia fusca (Hofmann, 1898) an...
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A new species, Aphaenogaster iranica Kiran et Alipanah, sp. nov., is described from Iran. This species, belonging to the rothneyi group, is measured, illustrated and compared with other species of the group. Additionally, a key to workers of Aphaenogaster species from Iran is prepared.
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Nephopterygia austeritella Amsel, 1965 (Type locality: Sudan, Nubian Desert, Wadi Halfa) is redescribed. The hitherto unknown female is described based on four specimens collected in the south (provinces of Hormozgan and Fars) and the south-east (province of Sistan Va Baluchestan) of Iran. The life history of the species is described for the first...
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The examination of the tineid moths in the Microlepidopera collection of the Iranian research Institute of Plant Protection, Tehran (IRIPP) shows 27 species of Iran, of which seven are recorded from the country for the first time: Morophaga cremnarcha (Meyrick, 1932), Morophaga hyrcanella Zagulajev, 1966, Nemapogon meridionella Zagulajev, 1962, Inf...
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The monophyly of the tribe Oxyptilini and phylogenetic relationships of the genera embraced in this tribe were examined using 171 (75 binary and 96 multistate) characters of adult morphology. The study material included 98 species of 30 genera, representing all previously recognized genera of Oxyptilini, together with the genera Sphenarches, Antarc...
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Hedya tritofa, new species, is described and illustrated based on eleven males and five females collected in northern Iran (Gilan, Mazandaran, and Golestan provinces). Morphology and diagnostic characters of Hedya Hübner, 1825, Metendoth-enia Diakonoff, 1973, the Olethreutes group of genera, and the Neopotamia group of genera are discussed. We prop...
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This study was conducted in 2009 in some parts of Shahindezh (south of Azarbaijan-e Gharbi, Iran) in order to indentify parasitoids of Populus leaf-miner Phyllonorycter populifoliella (Treitschke) (Lep.: Gracillariidae). Sampling program was performed in Mahmud-Abad region weekly. A parasitoid wasp, Cirrospilus talitzkii Bouček (Hym.: Chalcidoidea,...
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Apoxyptilus, gen. nov., and Pseudoxyptilus, gen. nov., are described and illustrated, with Oxyptilus anthites Meyrick, 1936, and Oxyptilus secutor Meyrick, 1911, as their type-species, respectively. Apoxyptilus anthites (Meyrick), comb. nov., and Pseudoxyptilus secutor (Meyrick), comb. nov., are redescribed. An illustrated key to the genera of the...
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Twenty-seven species of the two tribes Platyptiliini and Exelastini are listed. The genus Exelastis and the following species are reported from Iran for the first time: Platyptilia calodactyla ([Denis & Schiffermüller]), P. nemoralis Zeller, P. farfarellus Zeller, Gillmeria armeniaca (Zagulajev), G. pallidactyla (Haworth), G. ochrodactyla ([Denis &...
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Eighty-two species of Cochylini are recorded from Iran. Previous studies dealing with the tribe are summarized, and new data on the distribution of the Iranian species are provided. Aethes kandovana sp. n. is described; three genera, viz. Ceratoxanthis Razowski, Gynnidomorpha Turner, and Cochylidia Obraztsov, and the species Phtheochroa durbonana (...
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Thirty-three species of the tribes Tortricini and Archipini are listed. Previous studies dealing with the tribes are summarized and new data on their distribution in Iran are provided. The genera Aleimma and Argyrotaenia and the species Aleimma loeflingiana (LINNAEUS), Acleris rhombana (DENIS & SCHIFFERMÜLLER), A. quercinana (ZELLER), A. sparsana (...
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FIGURE 9 – 12. Cochylimorpha scrophulana Razowski (adult female). 9 a) specimen from Borujerd; 9 b) specimen from Ganjegun. 10) female genitalia. 11, male genitalia, showing variation in the shape of the median part of the transtilla, 11 a) specimen from Zamān-Kahriz, 11 b) specimen from Ganjegun; 12 a) male specimen from Zamān-Kahriz; 12 b) male s...
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FIGURE 13, 14. Aethes kandovana sp. n. Holotype, male. 13, habitat; 14, genitalia. FIGURE 15. Aethes persica Razowski (adult female) (Kordestān, 25 km E. Bāneh)
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The first checklist of the ants of Iran is presented. The study is based on a comprehensive review of literature and the examination of material from our own collections and from several museums and institutions of different European countries. 110 species belonging to 26 genera of six subfamilies of the Formicidae (Formicinae, Myrmicinae, Ponerina...
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This study was carried out between early summer 1998 and late summer 1999 in the Hyrcanian Plain forests, the southern Caspian Sea woodlands. In total, the gizzard contents of 241 specimens of the Great Tit (Parus major Linnaeus, 1758), Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus Lin-naeus, 1758), and Coal Tit (Periparus ater (Linnaeus, 1758)) were collected so...
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Sixteen species of Agdistis Hübner, 1825 are at present known from Iran. In this paper previous studies are summarised and new data on the distribution of the Iranian species of Agdistis are provided. Agdistis iranica sp. n. is newly described; Agdistis caradjai Arenberger, 1975, Agdistis karakalensis Zagulajev, 1990 and Agdistis sissia Arenberger,...
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Alipanah, H. & Ustjuzhanin, P. 2005: An annotated list of the Pterophorinae (Oidaematophorini and Pterophorini) of Iran (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae). — Entomol. Fennica 16: 0–00. A checklist of the 29 species of Pterophorinae (tribus Oiaematophorini and Pterophorini) of Iran is presented. Calyciphora golestanica sp. n., and the hith-erto unknown ma...
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The female of Notocelia punicana Kuznetzov, 1956 is described based on three females collected in the central part of Iran (Yazd province). Females are very similar to males in size and wing pattern. The female genitalia of this species can be separated from those of all other known west Palaearctic species by having broad papillae anales, a very s...
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The First Record of the Subfamily Aenictinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Iran. Radchenko A. G., Alipanah H. — Aenictus dlusskyi Arnoldi, 1968, the member of the subfamily Aenictinae, is recorded for the first time from Iran. Collected material was compared with the types of two closely related species, A. dlusskyi and A. rhodiensis Menozzi. Diff...
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In this study the specimens belonging to the genus Euchromius held in Hayk Mirzayans Insect Museum (HMIM) of Plant Pests and Diseases Research Institute (PPDRI), are examined and revised. Identification keys for the Iranian species, their diagnostic characters, differences with the original descriptions and the distribution of the species are provi...

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As curator of the Coleoptera collection of HMIM, I would try to improve the knowledge of the fauna and Systematics of the Coleoptera in Iran.
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Investigation of systematic and fauna of Cossidae of the World