Identification of bio-ecological characteristics of Saga ephipigera syriaca (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae)

Abstract :

The aim of this study is to identify the bio-ecological characteristics of Saga ephippigera syriaca Lucas, 1864 species under Saginae Sub-family of Orthoptera Order. Cephalaria salicifolia Post (Dipsacaceae) plant, which is an endemic plant for Kahramanmaraş Province, is the host for Saga ephippigera syriaca. The male and female individuals of Saga ephippigera syriaca have been collected from Cephalaria salicifolia plant from May to late September for a period of 2 years. The male and female individuals have been cultivated in the laboratory and fed with live insects from various families and order collected from the nature. The male and female individuals have been mated and ovulated; and then the eggs have been collected and their lengths and widths have been measured.

Keyword :

Saginae, Saga ephippigera syriaca, Cephalaria salicifolia, bioecology, Kahramanmaraş

Author(s) : Aslan, M. M., Candan, G.
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Published Issue : 2019 Vol. 14 Number 2

2019 Vol. 14 Number 2