Authors: MEHMET YARAN, MURAT KÜTÜK, VEDAT GÖRMEZ, MÜRŞİT ÖMÜR KOYUNCU
Abstract: Genus Terellia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 includes approximately 60 species throughout the Palearctic region. Larvae of Terellia develop in the flowerheads of the family Asteraceae. In this study, the authors collected species of Terellia from possible host plants in the summer of 2009 and 2017 in northeastern Turkey using an insect net. Collected materials were pinned and deposited in the Gaziantep University Entomology Laboratory. Upon identification, Terellia (Cerajocera) akguli sp. nov. has been described as a new species and placed in the subgenus Cerajocera. Also, T. (C.) armeniaca Korneyev, 1985 has been recorded for the first time in Turkey with this study. The paper describes new species and presents morphological characteristic figures of the new species. Additionally, the key for the subgenus Cerajocera distributed in Turkey is provided.
Keywords: Fruit flies, new species, Tephritidae, Terellia, Terellia akguli, Turkey
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