Some New Records on Aphid (Hemiptera, Aphididae) Fauna of Turkey and Aphid Host Plant Interactions
This study was carried out in Kayseri province and its districts between 2015 and 2018. Aphids were collected from different regions of Kayseri province. Three aphid species; *Drepanosiphum aceris Koch, *Subsaltusaphis (Subsaltusaphis) picta (Hille Ris Lambers), *Trama (Trama) troglodytes von Heyden are new records for the Turkish aphid fauna, while seven species Aphis (Aphis) spiraephaga F.P. Müller, Acyrthosiphon (Acyrthosiphon) cyparissiae (Koch), Acyrthosiphon kondoi Shinji, Macrosiphoniella staegeri Hille Ris Lambers, Phloeomyzus passerinii (Signoret), Pleotrichophorus persimilis BÃ¶rner, Uroleucon (Uromelan) rapunculoidis (BÃ¶rner) were recorded for the first time in Kayseri province.
Information on biology and geographical distribution for each species is also provided. Besides, seven (Epilobium angustifolium L., Euphorbia cyparissias L., Astragalus melanophrurius Boiss., Acer cinerascens Boiss., Centaurea maculosa Lam., Populus alba L., Artemisia campestris L.) host plant species and one new endemic host plant (Campanula rapunculoides L.) species are recorded for eight of the aphid species for the first time. Acyrthosiphon (Acyrthosiphon) kondoi Shinji was found for the first time on the Astragalus melanophrurius. This plant is not included in the Holman catalog (2009). It is the new host plant registration for the World Aphid-Host plant catalog.
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