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A total of twenty-five specimens of the Hister beetles Margarinotus brunneus were collected from Erbil City, Kurdistan Region-Iraq, during the year 2016. Twenty specimens were collected for taxonomic study, using dissecting microscope and descriptive key. Five specimens were collected for molecular identification and phylogenetic study, using 28S rDNA gene sequences. Both Morphological and molecular study confirm the genus and species of the specimens which consider as a first record in Iraq. Phylogenetic study reveals that the M. brunneus (AJ810761.1) closely related to Margarinotus sp. (KJ844945.1)) and Hister punctifer (KJ10232.1) bootstrap values 100%.

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