Sh. Feizpoor, A. Shirvani, M. Rashki
Journal of Insect Science 14 (95), 1-21, (1 July 2014) https://doi.org/10.1673/031.014.95
KEYWORDS: Agrotini, fauna, Noctuinae, systematics
The present study reviews the genus Agrotis Ochsenheimer, 1816 (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Noctuinae) in Iran from a taxonomic and faunistic point of view. An identification key of external features is presented for 16 Iranian species and subspecies. A description of each taxon is presented based on external male and female genital characteristics. Diagnostic features and comparisons with the closest relatives are given for each species. Original combination and citation with the synonymy of each species or subspecies are expounded as well as their distribution and bionomy. Adult moths and male genitalia are illustrated.