Taxonomic status of Ropalopus ledereri (Fairmaire) and Ropalopus wittmeri Demelt with new host plants and records from Turkey (Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae)

Abstract :

Taxonomic status of Ropalopus ledereri wittmeri Demelt is discussed on the base of the original description and its distribution pattern in Turkey. As a result, Ropalopus ledereri wittmeri Demelt is upgraded to species level as Ropalopus wittmeri Demelt stat. nov.. In addition, Ropalopus ledereri (Fairmaire) is recorded for the first time from Antalya, Hatay, Konya and Mersin provinces, and hereby from Central Anatolian region of Turkey. Also, Carpinus sp. (Corylaceae) and Ulmus sp. (Ulmaceae) are given as new host plant species and families for Ropalopus ledereri (Fairmaire).

Keyword :

Ropalopus ledereri, Ropalopus wittmeri, taxonomic status, new records, new host plants, Turkey

Author(s) : Özdikmen, H.
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Published Issue : 2023 Vol. 18 Number 1

2023 Vol. 18 Number 1