Life history and biology of rose sawfly, Arge rosae Linnaeus (Hymenoptera: Argidae)

Abstract :

Arge rosae Linnaeus (Hymenoptera: Argidae) is one of the most important pests of roses. This study has been carried out in Diyarbakır, which has an important place in rose cultivation, between March and July in 2016-2018 to determine the life parameters and damage type of A. rosae. The study has been carried out in the rose garden based on local (white, yellow, pink and red color) and Isparta variety. It has been investigated on A. rosae's eggs, larvae, pupae and adult periods, egg laying behaviour, colour preference for adults to lay eggs and loss rate. It has been determined that the female of the pest causes significant damage to the branches during egg laying and the larvae to the leaves during feeding as a result of the study. In the study, the average body length of the pest has been measured as 6.7 mm. The pest lays a maximum of 5 eggs package in one branch, and each egg pack has been found to have between 8 and 72 eggs. In the examination regarding the colour preference of A. rosae, it has been determined that the pest was contaminated with 100% in Isparta rose, 92% in pink roses, 88% in yellow roses, 24% in red roses, and 16% in white roses. As a result, it is recommended to investigate the damage status of the pest, which is determined to cause significant damages in roses, especially in cut flowers and oil roses and additional work on the activities of natural enemies in the future.


Keyword :

Arge rosae, roses, damages, life parameters, biology


Author(s) : Bolu, H., Aslan, M. M., Maral, H.
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Published Issue : 2021 Vol. 16 Number 1


2021 Vol. 16 Number 1