A new microsporidian parasite of Phyllotreta undulata was recorded in Turkey. Fresh spores are oval, 3.85 ± 0.69 µm (2.0-4.75) in length and 2.04 ± 0.23 µm (1.90-2.40) in width (n = 50). The spores are uninucleated. As there were insufficient data available on the complete life cycle of the parasite, it could not be identified at species level.
microsporidian parasite, Phyllotreta undulata, Chrysomelidae
YAMAN, MUSTAFA and RADEK, RENATE (2005) "A New Microsporidian Parasite Record of Phyllotreta undulata (Chrysomelidae, Coleoptera)," Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 29: No. 1, Article 8. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol29/iss1/8