Chloropterus versicolor (Morawitz) in Turkey: indigeneity confirmed


  • Ebru Gül Aslan Süleyman Demirel University
  • Ron Beenen
  • Fatma Bayram Süleyman Demirel University
  • Baran Aslan Mehmet Akif Ersoy University


Chrysomelidae, Eumolpinae, Chloropterus versicolor, Bedelia insignis, taxonomy, Turkey.


 Chloropterus versicolor (Morawitz, 1860) is recorded from southwest Turkey after about a century since its first record as C. versicolor var. infuscatus Sahlberg 1913. In the recent catalogues C. versicolor was not listed from Turkey, but given as a synonym of Bedelia insignis Lefèvre, 1875. Actually, Chloropterus versicolor infuscatus is a new synonym of Chloropterus versicolor, but not a junior synonym of Bedelia insignis.

Author Biographies

Ebru Gül Aslan, Süleyman Demirel University


Ron Beenen

Martinus Nijhoffhove 51, NL-3437ZP Nieuwegein

Fatma Bayram, Süleyman Demirel University

Süleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, 32260, Isparta

Baran Aslan, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University

Department of Medical and Aromatic Plants, Tefenni Vocational School of Higher Education, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, 15600, Tefenni, Burdur




How to Cite

Aslan, E. G., Beenen, R., Bayram, F., & Aslan, B. (2013). Chloropterus versicolor (Morawitz) in Turkey: indigeneity confirmed. Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 18(1), 113–116. Retrieved from



Journal of the Entomological Research Society