Notonecta Linnaeus, 1758

Ghahari, Hassan, Moulet, Pierre, Ostovan, Hadi & Linnavuori, Rauno E., 2013, An annotated catalog of the Iranian Dipsocoromorpha, Enicocephalomorpha, Gerromorpha, Leptopodomorpha and Nepomorpha (Hemiptera: Heteroptera), Zootaxa 3641 (4), pp. 301-342: 330-331

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Genus Notonecta Linnaeus, 1758 

Notonecta (Notonecta) glauca glauca Linnaeus, 1758 

Notonecta glauca Linnaeus, 1758: 439  (as new species); Nepa notonecta De Geer, 1773: 382  ; Notonecta octopunctata Goeze, 1778: 169  ; Notonecta fabricii Fieber, 1851: 49  ; Notonecta glauca  f. guttata Stichel, 1932: 215; Notonecta glauca  f. fasciata Stichel, 1935: 309.

Distribution in Iran. East Azarbaijan (Baroughi 1978 as N. glauca marmorea Fabricius  ; Hassazadeh et al. 2009 a, b; Gharaat et al. 2009); Guilan (Cox & Cox 1995; Linnavuori & Hosseini 2000), Khorasan (Modarres Awal 2008), Markazi (Vafaei 2005), West Azarbaijan (Gharaat et al. 2009), Northern Iran (no locality cited) (Jakovlev 1877).

General distribution. Palearctic (Polhemus 1995; Fent et al. 2011).

Notonecta (Notonecta) glauca poissoni Hungerford, 1934 

Notonecta glauca poissoni Hungerford, 1934: 49  (as new subspecies).

Distribution in Iran. Fars (Lindberg 1964), Kordestan (Wagner 1961).

General distribution. Caucasian: Anatolia, Armenia, Georgia, Iran (Polhemus 1995; Fent et al. 2011).

Notonecta (Notonecta) maculata Fabricius, 1794 

Notonecta maculata Fabricius, 1794: 58  (as new species); Notonecta marmorea Fabricius, 1803: 103  ; Notonecta variegata Leach & Risso, 1826: 216  ; Notonecta fabricii  var. umbrina Fieber, 1851: 50  ; Notonecta glauca  var. fulva Fuente, 1897: 130  .

Distribution in Iran. East Azarbaijan (Baroughi 1978; Modarres Awal 1997), Fars (Ostovan & Arefnia 2011), Golestan (Hoberlandt 1959), Khorasan (Linnavuori & Modarres Awal 1998; Linnavuori & Hosseini 2000; Modarres Awal 2008), Mazandaran (Linnavuori & Hosseini 2000), Sistan & Baluchestan (Seidenstücker 1957), Northern Iran (no locality cited) (Hoberlandt 1959; Cox & Cox 1995).

General distribution. Euro-Mediterranean, Near East, Central Asia, Middle East (Polhemus 1995, Fent et al. 2011).

Notonecta (Notonecta) obliqua Thunberg, 1787 

Notonecta obliqua Thunberg, 1787: 61  (as new species); Notonecta furcata Fabricius, 1794: 58  .

Distribution in Iran. Iran (no locality cited) (Polhemus 1995; Cox & Cox 1995). General distribution. Europe, Algeria, Near East (Polhemus 1995).

Comment. Polhemus (1995) mentions N. obliqua  from Iran but draws attention to the fact that “Records from N Africa and various regions of Asia are based on misidentification of dark specimens of N. glauca  (see Kanyukova 1973).”

Notonecta (Notonecta) viridis Delcourt, 1909 

Notonecta fabricii  var. marmorea Fieber, 1851: 50  non Fabricius, 1803; Notonecta viridis Delcourt, 1909: 379  (as new species); Notonecta halophila Edwards, 1918: 58  ; Notonecta viridis merionalis Hutchinson, 1927: 375  ; Notonecta viridis medietrranea Hutchinson, 1928: 35  ; Notonecta marmorea Esaki, 1928: 67  non Fabricius, 1803; Notonecta viridis kashmiriana Hungerford, 1934: 65  ; Notonecta viridis  f. signata Stichel, 1935: 309.

Distribution in Iran. Ardabil (Linnavuori & Hosseini 2000; Ghahari et al. 2010 a), East Azarbaijan (Linnavuori 2009; Khaghaninia et al. 2010 a, b), Fars (Linnavuori 2009; Ostovan & Arefnia 2011), Guilan (Cox & Cox 1995), Kermanshah, West Azarbaijan (Linnavuori 2009), Khorasan (Linnavuori & Modarres Awal 1998; Linnavuori & Hosseini 2000; Modarres Awal 2008), Kordestan (Sakenin et al. 2010), Markazi (Vafaei 2005), Iran (no locality cited) (Hoberlandt 1961 as N. viridis viridis Delcourt, 1909  ).

General distribution. Holo-Mediterranean, extending to Central Asia, Middle East, Near East, Indian subcontinent (incl. Pakistan) (Polhemus 1995; Fent et al. 2011).

Comments. N. viridis  are very frequent in pools, as an important biological control agent for mosquito larvae (Vafaei 2005).