Journal of the Entomological Research Society, Vol 19, No 3 (2017)

Fatty Acid Composition of Diplolepis fructuum (Rübsaamen, 1895) (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) During Its Developmental Stages

Mehmet Ali Akpınar, Salih Görgün, Lütfiye Gençer, Abdurrahman Aktümsek


In this study, fatty acid composition in lipid classes of Diplolepis fructuum (Rübsaamen, 1895) (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae), an insect species inducing gall formation on the rose hips (the genus Rosa), during its various developmental stages was analyzed. According to the results obtained, C 16:0, C 18:0, C 18:1 n-9, C 18:2 n-6 and C 18:3 n-3 were the most abundant fatty acids in lipid classes during developmental stages. In D. fructuum, the presence of C 20 polyunsaturated fatty acids could not be determined. The most important finding for the fatty acid analyses of the galls and the healthy fruits of the rose hips was that polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) levels were higher in the healthy fruits.

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