New contributions to Türkiye aphid fauna with invasive species

Abstract : Aphids have long been attracted by researchers due to their unique life cycles, higher adaptation capacity to the fluctuating environmental conditions, being a one of the serious agricultural pest insect groups worldwide and overcoming various control applications in a short time. As agricultural practices play key role in Türkiye’s development, recently more studies have been conducted to find out current composition of Türkiye aphid fauna. In this study, 10 species were determined as new records for Türkiye aphid fauna which are Aphis (Bursaphis) epilobii Kaltenbach, 1843, Cavariella (Cavariella) archangelicae (Scopoli, 1763), Cinara (Cinara) burrilli (Wilson, 1919), Cinara (Cinara) cognita Hottes & Essig, 1954, Cinara (Cinara) hyperophila (Koch, 1855), Myzus (Nectarosiphon) antirrhinii (Macchiati, 1883), Myzus (Sciamyzus) cymbalariae Stroyan, 1954, Rhopalosiphum musae (Schouteden, 1906), Schizaphis (Schizaphis) mali Shaposhnikov, 1979 and Sipha (Sipha) flava (Forbes, 1884). With these new records, the number of aphid species in Türkiye aphid fauna was increased to 654. Myzus (Nectarosiphon) antirrhinii was sampled for the first time from the Morus alba as a new host plant. Among these detected species, both C. burrili and C. cognita were determined as invasive species for Türkiye aphid fauna. Colony appearances of the C. cognita was also recorded for the first time.
Keyword : Aphid, host plant, invasive species, new record, Türkiye
Author(s) : Başer, G., Görür, G., Şenol, Ö., Akyıldırım Beğen, H.
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Published Issue : 2023 Vol. 18 Supplement

2023 Vol. 18 Supplement