Species Composition of Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera) in Saklč±kent Vicinity (Antalya, Turkey) with Observations on Potential Host Plants

Authors

  • Ebru Gül Aslan Süleyman Demirel University
  • Ali Gök Süleyman Demirel University
  • Mehmet Faruk Gürbüz Süleyman Demirel University
  • Yusuf Ayvaz Süleyman Demirel University

Keywords:

Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Saklıkent, species composition, host plants, Antalya, Turkey

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Ebru Gül Aslan, Süleyman Demirel University

Biology/Zoology

Ali Gök, Süleyman Demirel University

Biology/Zoology

Mehmet Faruk Gürbüz, Süleyman Demirel University

Biology/Zoology

Yusuf Ayvaz, Süleyman Demirel University

Biology/Zoology

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Published

2009-11-03

How to Cite

Aslan, E. G., Gök, A., Gürbüz, M. F., & Ayvaz, Y. (2009). Species Composition of Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera) in Saklč±kent Vicinity (Antalya, Turkey) with Observations on Potential Host Plants. Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 11(3), 7–18. Retrieved from https://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/120

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Journal of the Entomological Research Society