Authors: SELMA ÜLGENTÜRK, NEVZAT EVREN, BİKEM AYHAN, ÖZLEM DOSTBİL, OKTAY DURSUN, HASAN SUNGUR CİVELEK
Abstract: Coccoidea species on pine trees (Pinus brutia, P. halepensis, and P. pinea) were collected from natural pine forests, mainly in the Aegean, Mediterranean, and some neighboring (Central Anatolian, Marmara) regions of Turkey in 2008-2011. A total of 14 species were determined from Coccidae (2 species), Diaspididae (8 species) Marchalinidae (1 species), Matsucoccidae (1 species), Monophlebidae (1 species), and Pseudococcidae (1 species), and 2 of them (Gomezmenoraspis pinicola Leonardi and Poaspis intermedia Goux) are new records for Turkish fauna. While the most common pests were respectively Leucaspis pusilla Löw, Marchalina hellenica Gennadius, Matsucoccus josephi (Bodenheimer and Harpaz), G. pinicola, and Palaeococcus fuscipennis Burmeister on pine trees, Coccus hesperidum Linnaeus, Lepidosaphes ulmi Linnaeus, Diaspidiotus jaapi Leonardi, Phenacoccus yerushalmi Ben-Dov, and Torosaspis turcica Ülgentürk and Kozár were minor species.
Keywords: Coccoidea, pest, pine trees, scale insect, host, distribution, Turkey
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