PENTATOMIDAE (HEMIPTERA) SPECIES ON FRUIT TREES IN SARAY DISTRICT OF TEKIRDAG, TURKEY

Author's Name: Özge Sami Orçan & Müjgan Kivan
Subject Area: Life Sciences
Subject Agricultural
Section Survey Paper

Keyword:

Apple, pear, walnut, plum, mulberry, morello, Pentatomidae, Turkey


Abstract

The study was conducted to determine the species of Pentatomidae (Hemiptera) found on fruit trees in the district of Saray in Tekirdag, Turkey. Specimens were collected from Ayvacik, Büyükyoncali, Küçükyoncali and Sefaalan districts of Saray in between March-November during 2015-2016. As a result of study, 17 species belonging to the family of Pentatomidae was identified. Rhaphigaster nebulosa (Poda), Nezara virudula (Linnaeus) and Dolycoris baccarum (Linnaeus) were found the most abundant phytophagous species in the investigated area. Among the identified species, Picromerus bidens (Linnaeus) and Zicrona caerulea (Linnaeus) are predator species.

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