Spermophagus sericeus (Geoffroy, 1785),

Ghahari, Hassan & Borowiec, Lech, 2017, A checklist of seed-beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae) from Iran, Zootaxa 4268 (2), pp. 215-237: 218

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4268.2.3

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scientific name

Spermophagus sericeus (Geoffroy, 1785)
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Spermophagus sericeus (Geoffroy, 1785) 

Distribution in Iran. Alborz, East Azarbaijan ( Delobel 2011), Fars ( Valai et al. 2013), Guilan ( Sakenin et al. 2009), Isfahan ( Yarmand et al. 2006; Bagheri & Nasr Isfahani 2011), Razavi Khorasan ( Hooshmand 1991; Modarres Awal 1997; Mahdizadeh et al. 2014), Tehran ( Borowiec 1991; Borowiec & Anton 1993; Anton 1998), Iran (no locality cited) ( Decelle 1983; Borowiec 1985a, 1987b; Taghizadeh et al. 2010).

General distribution. Widespread in whole Palaearctic region ( Anton 2010; Augul & Al-Saffar 2016).

Host records. Calendula officinalis  L. ( Asteraceae  ) ( Yarmand et al. 2006), sorghum ( Taghizadeh et al. 2010), Lavandula angustifolia Mill.  , Rosmarinus officinalis  L. (both Lamiaceae  ) ( Bagheri & Nasr Isfahani 2011), Convolvulus arvensis  L. ( Convolvulaceae  ) ( Valai et al. 2013; Mahdizadeh et al. 2014). 

Comments. Modarres Awal (1997) reported apple, cherry, horary cress, morning glory, and pear as the hosts of S. sericeus  . In Bruchinae  many adults feed on various flowers but as true hosts we consider only those plant species where in seeds larvae develop.