Species Composition of Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera) in Saklikent Vicinity (Antalya, Turkey) with Observations on Potential Host Plants


ASLAN E. G. , GÖK A. , GÜRBÜZ M. F. , AYVAZ Y.

JOURNAL OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH SOCIETY, cilt.11, ss.7-18, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH SOCIETY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.7-18

Özet

The study was performed in Saklikent vicinity (Antalya), located at Beydaglan mountain range, during 2005 and 2006. A total of 130 Chrysomelidae species belonging to 35 genera and 9 subfamilies were recorded from various habitats of different altitude, topography and vegetation. Alticinae was the most dominant subfamily among the others representing about 63% of the all species collected. Host plant associations of 76 Chrysomelidae species out of 130 were determined and listed in a table. Fagaceae (11%) and Rosaceae (6%) were the mostly preferred host plant families representing Chrysomelidae species specialized to tree vegetation, while Lamiaceae (20%), Brassicaceae (16%), Scrophulariaceae (7%), Boraginaceae (6%), and Asteraceae (5%) were dominant host plant families for species feeding herbaceous vegetation.