Kambiz Minaei

Kambiz Minaei
Shiraz University · Department of Plant Protection

PhD

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January 2000 - July 2013
Shiraz University

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The objective here is to describe a new species of Haplothrips collected in a pan trap in an oak and almond forests in Ilam province, west of Iran. This species is unusual within this genus in having the maxillary stylets long and close together medially within the head. Considering the recent synonymy in this genus (Minaei & Mound 2021), the numbe...
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Host-plant associations among the 38 species of Odontothrips Amyot & Serville, and features of various structural characters in this genus, are discussed. An illustrated key to 9 species occurring in Iran is provided. Two new species are described from Iran based on specimens on flowers of various Fabaceae. O. bezii sp. n. is close to O. mongolicus...
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The American species, Tylothrips osborni (Hinds) is reported for the first time from Iran and presented with detailed photos. The single macropterous female, which has been collected in the Ilam province, shows an unusual variation regarding the number of sense cones on antennal segment III. This variation affects both antennae in form of a reducti...
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ABS TRACT. It has been argued that the copulatory structures of the weevil genus Sitona Germar have their equivalents in the opposite sex. Hence, the male intromittent organ represents a species-specific key to unlock the corresponding genital tract of its mate, and the female internal genitalia displays several positions that match the functional...
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Problems are discussed in evaluating character state variation in the insect order Thysanoptera, particularly in the family Phlaeothripidae, illustrated by two such problems in the genus Haplothrips Amyot & Serville. The synonymy of Jironiella Retana-Salazar & Soto-Rodriguez with Haplothrips is reconfirmed, and Haplothrips aliakbarii Mirab-balou &...
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ABSTRACT. The genus and species of fungus-feeding thrips, Tylothrips osborni (Hinds), are newly recorded from Turkey based on two apterous females collected from wheat. Taxonomic characterization of the genus and species is provided and illustrated. This is the sixth record in Europe of this American species, and the significance of this disjunct d...
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The genus Cephalothrips Uzel is a weakly defined genus in subfamily Phlaeothripinae with its members apparently living on various dead tissues and the leaves of live plants. Two species, C. bicolor sp. n. and C. corona sp. n., are described from Iran that are remarkable for their bicoloured pattern. An illustrated key is provided for the four speci...
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Cataglyphis fici sp. nov., a member of the Cataglyphis livida complex, is described from the Estahban county of southwestern Iran. The species is characterized by small body size and yellow to yellowish red body coloration with distinctly infuscated legs. Additionally, the taxonomic status of all known members of the Cataglyphis livida complex is u...
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Eight unrelated Thysanoptera species are known to be associated with the arid zone plant genus Tamarix [Tamaricaceae]. One new species, Lissothrips hemingi sp.n., is described from Iran based on specimens collected on branches of Tamarix. Liothrips jazykovi Moulton, described from specimens taken on Tamarix, is considered a new synonym of Liothrips...
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A BS TRA CT. Mycterothrips albidicornis as fourteen Mycterothrips species in Iran is recorded from Fars province, south of Iran. This is the first record of this species outside Europe. Morphological characterization of the species, comparison with its close species and its illustrations is provided. The color and structure variation of M. albidico...
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An illustrated key is provided to distinguish seven species of the genus Stictothrips Hood. Information is provided concerning the distribution and variation among these fungus-feeding thrips, and a new species of the genus, S. denaeus sp. n., is described from both sexes collected in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province, south-west of Iran.
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Dendrothrips is one of 12 genera currently recognised in subfamily Dendrothripinae (ThripsWiki 2020). The species of Dendrothrips have the fore wing anteromarginal cilia arising ventrally behind the margin, but in contrast to species in other genera with this character state the wing apex is recurved without a terminal seta (Mound & Tree 2016). Spe...
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Tenothrips hispanicus (Bagnall) was collected from Fars province, south of Iran. This is the first report of the species from Iran. Characterization of the species, comparison with its close species, T. frici (Uzel) as well as their illustrations are provided.
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The genus Mycterothrips, with 36 species worldwide, is primarily Holarctic, but with several species occurring in the Old World tropics including Australia and Africa (ThripsWiki 2019). The species apparently all feed and breed on leaves, although adults can disperse widely onto many plants. An identification key to 27 species was provided (Masumot...
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The western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) is one of the most important pests of a wide range of agricultural crops worldwide. Demographic parameters of this pest on four greenhouse cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) cultivars (Pouya, Negin, Zohal and Sepehr) were evaluated under laboratory conditions at 25±5ºC, 60±5% RH and a phot...
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The number of antennal segments in adults of the different families and genera in the insect order Thysanoptera varies between five and nine. The plesiotypic number is considered to be nine (Zhang et al. 2019), and fossil thrips reported to have 10 to 15 segments (Tong et al. 2019) are generally considered to be aberrations in which the terminal se...
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Mound and Palmer (1981) included the following eight genera in Megalurothrips genus-group: Ceratothrips, Ceratothripoides, Craspedothrips, Lefroyothrips, Megalurothrips, Odontothripiella, Odontothrips, and Projectothrips. However, a series of shared morphological characters, as well as their shared host-plant association with members of the plant f...
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An illustrated key is provided to distinguish 13 genera of fungus-feeding thrips recorded from Iran in both subfamilies of Phlaeothripidae (Idolothripinae, Phlaeothripinae). Information is provided concerning 16 species recorded from this country. A curious new species of Stictothrips is described from both sexes collected from dead leaves in Fars...
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In this article, a new species of Liophloeothrips (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripidae) is described, which was collected from leaf litter from south of Iran. Of the 16 species listed in the genus Liophloeothrips (ThripsWiki, 2018), 13 are known only from India, and all of these are phytophagous with some inducing galls in various plant families (Tyagi &...
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The genus and species, Sinuothrips hasta Collins, was identified based on specimens of both sexes collected from Phragmites and an unknown species of Asteraceae in Fars province. This genus is known previously only from England, Turkey, and China. A brief diagnostic character for the genus and species is provided and illustrated.
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The genus Limothrips Haliday comprises species that live on various grasses, family Poaceae. Limothrips consimilis Priesner is reported for the first time from Iran on the basis of several females collected on Avena sativa and Bromus sp. (Poaceae). An illustrated key is provided for 6 species of Limothrips recorded so far in Iran (L. angulicornis J...
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Neoheegeria astragali sp.n. is described as the first known member of this genus to exhibit wing-dimorphism. Collected on Astragalus sp. [Fabaceae] in Iran, it is also unique among Neoheegeria species in having the tube unusually short. Neoheegeria sinaitica is recorded from Iran for the first time, and an illustrated key is provided to the five sp...
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Of the 83 species of Anaphothrips in the world (ThripsWiki 2018), only four are recorded in Iran so far (Alavi et al. 2018): A. microptera, A. obscurus, A. sineconus and A. sudanensis. Among these, A. sineconus was collected from Haloxylon persicum (Amaranthaceae) while the others are related to various grasses (Poaceae). Color and structural varia...
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An illustrated key is provided to 27 species of Aeolothrips Haliday recorded from Iran, including two new species: A. persiae sp. n. from Chenopodium album [Chenopodiaceae] and A. tatari sp. n. from Sinapis arvensis [Brassicaceae]. Variation among populations of A. tenuicornis from Iran, Europe and Mediterranean area is discussed. A. neyrizi is syn...
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Haplothrips navvabi sp. n. is described from two Chenopodiaceae plants from southern Iran. The new species is close to the Australian and New Zealand species, H. salicorniae and is the second member of subgenus Haplothrips (Trybomiella) in Iran. Illustrations are provided and H. navvabi is compared with related species in the genus.
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A new species of Scirtothrips Shull from leaves of Tamarix sp. is described and illustrated from southern Iran. Among Scirtothrips species, it is unusual in having two pairs of long pronotal posteroangular setae, and ocellar setae III unusually long. A key is provided to distinguish members of the Scirtothrips genus-group in Iran: Drepanothrips reu...
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Anaphothrips sineconus sp. n. is described as unique within the genus for the absence from antennal segment III of a sense cone and reduction in some other character states. Hyalopterothrips brunneus sp. n. is similar to H. crocatus and H. hieroglyphicus in having forked sense cones on antennal segments III–IV. Both new species are collected on the...
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The objective of the present paper was to survey the thrips fauna of West Azerbaijan Province, Iran. Specimens were collected from different sites of West Azerbaijan Province during 2013–2014. In the course of this study, 21 species, belonging to 14 genera and four families were recorded. Sixteen species of these were new to the fauna of West Azerb...
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The present research deals with a gall-forming eriophyoid mite, Aceria cernuus (Acari: Eriophyidae), on lotus trees, Ziziphus nummularia and Z. spina-christi (Rhamnaceae) which were collected in Larestan, Fars province, in the south of Iran. These gall-forming mites were obtained from twigs, leaves and petiole of this spiny trees. In the galls, the...
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The management of carob moth is a complex and multidimensional process that is only possible when collective action takes place in the pest-affected areas. The non-participation in carob moth management has led to increasing pest problems which unless managed collectively, they impose a serious limitation on pomegranate production and endanger the...
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The leaf-feeding panchaetothripid species Phibalothrips peringueyi Faure is recorded for the first time from Iran. The species was collected on a madder plant Rubium tinctorum (family Rubiaceae). However, it should be live on grasses (family Poaceae) as the madder was surrounded by mixed grasses in the collecting site. Illustrations are provided fo...
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Aeolothrips neyrizi n. sp. is described and illustrated from Fars province, southern Iran, on the basis of two females collected from Alhagi persarum (Fabaceae). The fore wing colour is characteristic of the species. The new species is closely related to A. afghanus, a species that has been described from Afghanistan and also reported from Iran.
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Species of the genus Chirothrips Haliday live on various species of grasses (family Poaceae). In this research, Chirothrips hamatus Trybom is reported for the first time in Iran as the seventh species recorded in this country for the genus so far. Most specimens of C. hamatus were collected on Phragmites sp. in Khuzestan Province (Iran). As for Chi...
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Mycterothrips doostii sp. n. and Mycterothrips zagrosi sp. n. are described and illustrated from Fars province, southern Iran, on the basis of specimens collected on green leaves of Juglans regia and Amygdalus scoparia respectively. M. doostii is closely related to M. aureus and M. weii, whereas M. zagrosi resembles M. sanubari and M. glycines in c...
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Neohydatothrips amygdali sp. n. is described from southern Iran together with the first record of a micropterous form of Neohydatothrips abnormis (Karny). The new species is unusual among Sericothripinae in having only one pair of middorsal setae on tergite IX. An illustrated identification key is provided to 5 species of Neohydatothrips namely, N....
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Haplothrips zabolius sp. n. is described from two plant species, Cynodon dactylon (Poaceae) and Plantago lanceolata (Plantaginaceae) from the southeast of Iran. The new species is apparently close to some grass-living Haplothrips species: H. aculeatus (Fabricius), H. eragrostidis Priesner and H. hukkineni Priesner. Most specimens of the new species...
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The Chirothrips-like species are grass-living members of the Thysanoptera family Thripidae. All of these species were assigned to the genus Chirothrips Haliday (1836) until Hood (1954) erected Agrostothrips for a single species from South Africa, and Knechtel (1960) described a new monotypic genus Ereikethrips from Romania. An extensive identificat...
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Species of the genus Scirtothrips Shull are minute insects of which several are major pests on the leaves of various crops around the world. In this study, S. dorsalis is recorded for the first time from Iran. Body mainly yellow but antecostal ridge on tergites and sternites is dark brown and distal antennal segments are brown. Abdominal sternites...
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Aeolothrips gundeliae sp. n. is described, and two bicolored species of the same genus, A. ericae Bagnall and A. albithorax Pelikan are newly reported from northeast of Iran. Diagnostic characters are provided for each species as well as illustrations to distinguish these species.
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The species Dendrothrips aspersus Bhatti, 1971 is reported for the first time from Iran, based on the materials collected on grasses. This species was endemic to their originated region and is recorded for the first time outside their native range. The host records of D. aspersus in both India and Iran are discussed. Moreover, the number of thrips...
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Aeolothrips iranicus sp. n. is described and illustrated from Fars Province, south of Iran. This is the twenty first species of the genus from Iran and in contrast to most species described in the genus Aeolothrips Haliday is bicolored. The status of the new species in comparison to apparently closely related species including A. collaris Priesner,...
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Podothrips erami Minaei sp. nov. is described and illustrated from Fars Province in southern Iran. This is the first record of the genus from Iran. The new species is bicolored and conforms with P. denticeps Hood and P. distinctus Ananthakrishnan in bearing a lateral forward-directed tooth behind the compound eyes.
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The most significant impact of some insects involves their role as primary vectors and alternate hosts of many devastating infectious disease agents. They also affect the health of vertebrates directly by triggering altered mental states such as entomophobia. Investigate entomophobia among agricultural students as they are an important group of peo...
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Two new species of the genus Aeolothrips are described from northeast of Iran. A. bhattii sp.n. from flowering Caroxylon dendroides is remarkable for its strikingly bicolored body with brown head and last three abdominal segments. A. lauren-cei sp.n. from flowers of Elaeagnus angustifolia is characterized by its large and dark brown body, all yello...
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The genus Psilothrips Hood, 1927 is one of several Thysanoptera taxa with a disjunct distribution between the west coast of North America and the Mediterranean. Despite being considered a member of the Anaphothrips genus-group, two species of Psilothrips have long pronotal posteroangular setae, thus a revised generic diagnosis is provided. One new...
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A predatory species Scolothrips tenuipennis is reported for the first time from Iran on the basis of female specimens collected on the grass Cynodon dactylon, and the female sex of the species is described for the first time. This species is unusual within the genus Scolothrips in having uniformly pale, non-banded, forewings. The bionomics of other...
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Flower thrips, Frankliniella intonsa, is one of the most important agricultural pests that can transmit tospoviruses. In this research life table parameters of F. intonsa was studied in the presence and absence of Tomato spotted wilt virus under laboratory conditions (25±2°C, 65±5% RH and 14:10 h L: D photoperiod) based on the age-stage, two-sex li...
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A key is provided to the three Phlaeothripinae genera of the Liothrips-lineage known from Iran, Cephalothrips, Liothrips, and Liophloeothrips. Ataliothrips is placed as a new synonym of Liothrips, and the micropterous morph of L. reuteri described, this morph being unique among species of Liothrips. Illustrated keys are provided to the species of t...
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One of the generic characters given by zur Strassen (2003) for species of the genus Sitothrips Priesner (1931) is the presence of 2-segmented maxillary palps. In contrast, a new species of this genus is described below from Iran in which the maxillary palps are clearly 3-segmented (Fig. 5). The genus was erected for arabicus Priesner from Egypt, a...
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Iranodendrothrips kamalii gen. et sp. n. is described from northeast of Iran and the morphological relationships among the closely related genera, Dendrothrips and Filicopsothrips, are discussed. Pseudodendrothrips bhattii is reported for the first time from Iran. Illustrated keys are provided to the genera and species of dendrothripinae from Iran.
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The wheat thrips, Haplothrips tritici, is known from across eastern Europe and adjoining areas of Asia into western Europe and north Africa, and is widely regarded as a pest of cultivated cereal crops, particularly of Triticum but also of Hordeum (Ozsisli 2011). The identity of this thrips species is not in doubt, but a closely similar species, Hap...
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Abstract. Eremiothrips eshghii sp. nov. is described from Fars province, south of Iran, from specimens collected on a species of Ephedra (Ephedraceae). This new species seems to be related to E. efflatouni (Priesner, 1965) in having no long setae on the posterior angles of the pronotum in both sexes, as well as in the presence of biserially toothed...
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The sublethal effects of lufenuron and lufenuron + fenoxycarb were tested on the adult stage of the parasitoid wasp Habrobracon hebetor under laboratory conditions. Bioassay tests were carried out in the incubator at a temperature of 26 ± 1 °C, relative humidity of 65 ± 10% and photoperiod of 16:8 (L:D). Exposure cages were used for the experiments...
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A predatory species, Aeolothrips melaleucus (HALIDAY) is recorded on the base of materials collected on apple and bean caper leaves in Fars Province, south of Iran. The species is very similar to another predatory thrips Aeolothrips versicolor U ZEL in forewing in which posterior margin of forewing is dark except at base and apex in both species. T...
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The genus Eryngyothrips Bhatti, 1979 is recorded from Iran for the first time. Eryngyothrips banihashemii sp. nov. is described and illustrated from specimens collected at the base of Cirsium sp. in Fars province. The problems in morphological character interpretation for discrimination of two genera, Eryngyothrips and Oxythrtips Uzel, 1895 are dis...
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Three new species of Mycterothrips are described from Khorasan-e Shomali province in Northeast of Iran, M. mahvelatensis sp.n., M. nastarani sp.n. and M. sanubari sp.n.. An identification key is provided for both sexes of the nine species of Mycterothrips known from Iran. Host associations among these Iranian species, as well as the variation in nu...
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In Iran, as a result of recent changes in nomenclature 201 species and one species group of the insect Order Thysanoptera, are here listed in 70 genera and five families. In considering species listed previously from this country, the presence of 7 species is considered not confirmed, and 12 species are excluded from the Iranian list. Problems in t...
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A list of grass-dependent Thysanoptera genera in Iran is provided, including Arorathrips with one species, A. mexicanus, a Chirothrips-related thripid genus as a new record for Iranian fauna. The specimens of this species were collected from mixed grasses in the city of Minab located in Hormozgan Province, south of Iran. The importance of grasses a...
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An illustrated key is provided for the identification of 35 genera of Thripinae (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) from Iran with comments for each genus. Chirothrips maximi Ananthakrishnan and Limothrips cerealium Haliday are recorded from Iran for the first time. A checklist is provided of Thripinae recorded from this country.