Turkish Journal of Zoology




This faunal and systematic study on the subfamily Chrysomelinae (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) is based on material collected from Artvin, Erzincan and Erzurum provinces during 1992-1996 and previous years. 34 species belonging to twelve genera were recorded. Among them, Chrysolina cuprina (Duftchimit), C. geminata (Paykul), C. hyrcana Weise, C. trapezicollis Bechyné and Timarcha hummeli Falderman are new records for Turkish fauna. Chrysomela collaris L., C. populi L., C. salceti (Weise) and Plagiodera versicolora (Laicharting) were determined as willow and poplar pest, Gonioctena linnaeana (Schrank), Phratora vitellinae (L.) and P. tibialis (Suffrian) as willow pest, Gonioctena fornicata (Brügg.) as alfalfa pest and Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say) as potato pest. Furthermore, Gastrophysa viridula caucasica Jolivet has a potential use in the biological control of Rumex alpinus L., that is a significant weed species in spruce (Picae sp.) plantations. A short description was made for each species, and drawings of body parts having taxonomic importance were enclosed. Keys to the genera and species were prepared . The host plants of some species were recorded. Their distribution in the research area, other parts of the country and in the world was included.


Chrysomelidae, Chrysomelinae, Faunistic, Systematic

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