عنوان مقاله [English]
Sugarcane is one of the strategic agricultural products of Khuzestan province, Iran. Regarding to large-scale monoculture of sugarcane in this region, there are always concerns on secondary pest outbreaks or emergence of new pests. Therefore, monitoring of insect fauna in sugarcane fields is necessary. Here, we report a chrysomelid beetle, Rhoptrispa dilaticornis (Duvivier, 1891) as a leaf miner of sugarcane in Khuzestann Province. Both the species and genus are new for the Iranian fauna. The symptoms of its damage to sugarcane plants are described and illustrated. It seems that this beetle is not widely distributed in the sugarcane fields currently.