First Record of the Flea Beetle Psylliodes wrasei Leonardi and Arnold (Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini) in Turkey: A Promising Biological Control Agent for Hoary Cress, Lepidium draba L. (Brassicaceae)

Authors

  • Baran ASLAN
  • Fatma BAYRAM
  • Ebru Gül ASLAN

Keywords:

Chrysomelidae, Alticini, Psylliodes wrasei, Lepidium draba, biological control, Turkey

Abstract

Psylliodes wrasei Leonardi and Arnold, 1995 is recorded for the first time from southwest Turkey. Its host plant is determined as Lepidium draba L. (hoary cress), a problematic plant in many agricultural ecosystems capable of thriving in various types of habitats. The flea beetle is defined as one of the most promising biological control agents of this weed in Europe and America. In the present study, information concerning its ecology and habitat in Turkey is presented.

Author Biographies

Baran ASLAN

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

Fatma BAYRAM

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

Ebru Gül ASLAN

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

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Published

2014-08-04

How to Cite

ASLAN, B., BAYRAM, F., & ASLAN, E. G. (2014). First Record of the Flea Beetle Psylliodes wrasei Leonardi and Arnold (Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini) in Turkey: A Promising Biological Control Agent for Hoary Cress, Lepidium draba L. (Brassicaceae). Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 16(2), 111–115. Retrieved from https://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/677

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Journal of the Entomological Research Society