نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
عنوان مقاله [English]
Amaranth crop, Amaranthus cruentus L. (Amaranthaceae), can be used as forage crop. Recently, this crop has been studied in detail in Khuzestan province.During a study on agronomy characteristics of this crop in Ahvaz in summer 2011, widespread damage of a curculionid beetle was observed on the cultivated crop. The beetle was identified as Hypolixus pica Fabricius, 1798. This is the first report of an insect pest on the mentioned Amaranth crop in Iran. Here we report some damage symptoms of this curculionid pest on Amaranthus cruentus.