Species Composition of Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera) in Saklč±kent Vicinity (Antalya, Turkey) with Observations on Potential Host Plants
Keywords:Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, SaklÄ±kent, species composition, host plants, Antalya, Turkey
The study was performed in Saklč±kent vicinity (Antalya), located at Beydağlarč± mountain range, during 2005 and 2006. A total of 130 Chrysomelidae species belonging to 35 genera and 9 subfamilies were recorded from various habitats of different altitude, topography and vegetation. Alticinae was the most dominant subfamily among the others representing about 63% of the all species collected. Host plant associations of 76 Chrysomelidae species out of 130 were determined and listed in a table. Fagaceae (11%) and Rosaceae (6%) were the mostly preferred host plant families representing Chrysomelidae species specialized to tree vegetation, while Lamiaceae (20%), Brassicaceae (16%), Scrophulariaceae (7%), Boraginaceae (6%), and Asteraceae (5%) were dominant host plant families for species feeding herbaceous vegetation.
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