Platymetopius shirazicus Dlabola, 1974

Mozaffarian, Fariba, 2018, An Identification key to the species of Auchenorrhyncha of Iranian fauna recorded as pests in orchards and a review on the pest status of the species, Zootaxa 4420 (4), pp. 475-501: 485

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Platymetopius shirazicus Dlabola, 1974


Platymetopius shirazicus Dlabola, 1974  ( Figs 27View FIGURES 26–45 and 46View FIGURES 45–60)

Recorded damage and economic importance in the orchards of Iran: Mild economic importance on almond ( Rajabi 1991).

Recorded damage in the orchards of other parts of the world: Not recorded

Recorded distribution in Iran: Central Alborz and southwest ( Mozaffarian & Wilson 2016). 

Conclusion: The species is endemic to Iran but its pest status needs to be evaluated more thoroughly.