Pentatomid (Heteroptera) species damaging buds and fruits of wild and cultivated capers (Capparaceae) and pentatomid egg parasitoids in Southeastern Anatolian Region of Turkey

Abstract : 

This study was conducted on bud and fruits of wild and cultivated caper plants to determine pentatomid species, their damage and egg parasitoids in Adıyaman, Diyarbakır, Mardin and Şanlıurfa provinces of Southeastern Anatolia region of Turkey. The study was carried out between July and September in 2010-2012 years. Acrosternum millierei (Mulsant et Rey, 1866), Bagrada abeillei Puton, 1881, Bagrada amoenula (Walker, 1870), Carpocoris fuscispinus (Boheman, 1851), Codophila varia (Fabricius, 1787), Dolycoris baccarum (Linnaeus, 1758) and Eurydema ornata (Linnaeus, 1758) were determined as pentatomid species from Heteroptera order. Trissolcus semistriatus Nees., T. grandis Thomson and T. vassilievi Mayr (Hymenoptera, Scelionidae) were recorded as their egg parasitoids. The nymph and adults of the pentatomid species fed on bud and fruits; therefore, it was concluded that the bud deformity and the spots on the fruits were due to these organisms. We could say that the current results could be a useful reference for further studies on this area


Keyword : 

Caper, pentatomid species, bud damage, fruit damage, egg parasitoids


Author(s) : , C. Gözüaçık
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