The pathogens and parasites of Pyllotreta undulata Kutschera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) collected from 5 localities in the Black Sea region of Turkey were investigated. Four different types of pathogens and parasites were recorded in adults of P. undulata: gregarine, microsporidium, and 2 nematodes, namely 1 Howardula species and 1 Hexamermis species. Gregarine and Howardula were the most common pathogen and parasite in P. undulata populations. There is the first record of a Hexamermis (Nematoda: Mermithidae) parasite from P. undulata in Turkey.
Pathogen, parasite, Hexamermis, microsporidium, Phyllotreta undulata
YAMAN, MUSTAFA; TOSUN, ONUR; and AYDIN, ÇİÇEK
"Occurrence of the Pathogens and Parasites of Phyllotreta undulata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in Turkey,"
Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 33:
2, Article 3.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol33/iss2/3