The perennial monocarpic endemic species Heracleum platytaenium Boiss. [Apiaceae (=Umbelliferae)] was collected with associated insects in Kızılcahamam (Ankara) between June and August in 2006-2007. Nine insects, namely Hemipterous Graphosoma lineatum (L.), G. semipunctatum (Fabricius) and Anoraphis subterranea (Walker), Coleopterous Lixus nordmanni Hochhuht, Lepidopterous Aethes kasyi Razowski, Epinotia thapsiana (Zeller) and Epermenia chaerophyllella (Goeze), Dipterous Melanagromyza heracleana Zlobin, and Lasiambia albidipennis (Strobl.) (Diptera) were determined on H. platytaenium. Among them, M. heracleana (Agromyzidae) is recorded from Turkey for the first time, and Lasiambia albidipennis (Chloropidae) is new as genus and species for the Turkish fauna. Additionally, H. platytaenium is recognized as new host for 5 species: A. subterranea, A. kasyi, E. thapsiana, E. chaerophyllella, and M. heracleana.
KOÇAK, ERHAN; ÖZDEMİR, MUSTAFA; and ZLOBIN, VLADIMIR V.
"Insects Associated with the Endemic Species Heracleum platytaenium Boiss. (Apiaceae) with New Records for the Turkish Fauna,"
Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 33:
2, Article 16.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol33/iss2/16