1Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Tarbiat Modares University, P. O. Box: 14115-336, Tehran, Iran.
2Zoological Museum of Moscow University, 6 Bol'shaya Nikitskaya Street, Moscow, 103009 Russia.
3Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, University of Zabol, Zabol, Iran.
The genus Phaneroserphus Pschorn–Walcher, 1958 is recorded for the first time from Iran and its allied species, Phaneroserphuspunctibasis Townes, 1981 is recorded from West Palaearctic region for the first time. The specimens were collected from Mazandaran Province during 2011 using Malaise traps. Diagnostic characters and geographical distribution of the newly recorded genus and species is briefly discussed.