New data on distribution of checkered beetles from Kurdistan Region of Iraq (Coleoptera, Cleridae)
Iuri Zappi and Abdul-Qadir Salih Khidhir
Abstract Ten species of checkered beetles (Coleoptera, Cleridae) from Kurdistan Region of Iraq are listed in this paper. Four species: Trichodes ephippiger Chevrolat, 1874, Trichodes olivieri (Chevrolat, 1843), Winklerius grandis (Stierlin, 1868) and Necrobia rufipes (De Geer, 1775) were already known from Iraq while six Clerus mutillaroides Reitter, 1894, Trichodes ganglbaueri Escherich, 1894, Trichodes inermis Reitter, 1894, Trichodes longissimus (Abeille de Perrin, 1881), Trichodes pulcherrimus Escherich, 1892 and Trichodes reichei (Mulsant & Rey, 1863) are recorded from Iraq for the first time. Synonymies and distribution data are given. All the species are pictured for easy identification.
Key words: Coleoptera, Cleridae, checkered beetle, new record, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.