A review of the tribe Halyini in Turkey (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) with two new records: Apodiphus integriceps and Mustha vicina

Authors

  • Meral Fent
  • Ahmet Dursun
  • Yusuf Karsavuran
  • Serdar Tezcan
  • Ozan Demirözer

Keywords:

Halyini, Pentatomidae, fauna, Turkey, new records, identification keys, morphology, distribution.

Abstract

The tribe Halyini Amyot & Serville, 1843 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) which has been represented in Turkey so far by 6 species from 3 genera is reviewed and identification keys, morphological figures and the distributional patterns in Turkey and Palaearctic region of the formerly determined species (Carenoplistus acutus (Signoret, 1880), Apodiphus amygdali (Germar, 1817), Mustha spinosula (Lefebvre, 1831), M. longispinis Reuter, 1890, M. izmirensis Memon & Ahmad, 2008) as well as of two new records (Apodiphus integriceps Horváth, 1888 and Mustha vicina Hoberlandt, 1997) are given. The possibility of introduction of A. integriceps to Turkey with plant saplings and thus its alien status is discussed. Previously recorded M. incana StÃ¥l, 1876 in Turkish Heteroptera fauna is proved to be actually M. vicina and therefore M. incana is excluded from the faunal list of the Turkish Heteroptera. Furthermore, the distribution of the tribe Halyini in Turkey was presented by ascertaining the exact identification of some species given with wrong information in previous studies.

Author Biographies

Meral Fent

Trakya University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, 22030 Edirne

Ahmet Dursun

Amasya University, Faculty of Arts and Science, Department of Biology, 05100 Amasya

Yusuf Karsavuran

Ege University Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Plant Protection, 35100 Bornova, İzmir

Serdar Tezcan

Ege University Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Plant Protection, 35100 Bornova, İzmir

Ozan Demirözer

Süleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Plant Protection, 32260 Isparta

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Published

2010-07-12

How to Cite

Fent, M., Dursun, A., Karsavuran, Y., Tezcan, S., & Demirözer, O. (2010). A review of the tribe Halyini in Turkey (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) with two new records: Apodiphus integriceps and Mustha vicina. Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 12(2), 1–13. Retrieved from https://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/163

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Journal of the Entomological Research Society