Longhorned beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) preferring Pinus species as host plant in Turkey

Abstract :

Pines (Pinus spp.) are some of the best-known plants around the world. They are among the most commercially important tree species valued for their timber and wood pulp throughout the world. Pine is one of the more extensively used types of wood used as lumber. Pine species with an area over 11.000.000 hectares are comprised of about half or slightly more than half of total forest area in Turkey (22,342,935 hectares). Detection of cerambycids in pine trees is of economic importance in terms of production losses, environmental disasters, and management costs. Accordingly, all taxa of Turkish longhorned beetles preferring Pinus species as host plant are reviewed and evaluated with their body length, adult period, host plants, regional distribution in Turkey and the range in the world. Consequently, a total of 83 longhorned beetle species, with Turksh subspecies if present, are presented from Turkey in the present study. Moreover, regional distribution patterns in Turkey of the taxa are shown into maps.


Keyword :

Cerambycidae, Pinus, pine, host plant, Turkey


Author(s) : Özdikmen, H.
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Published Issue : 2021 Vol. 16 Number 1


2021 Vol. 16 Number 1