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, vol.11, pp.7-18, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH SOCIETY
  • Page Numbers: pp.7-18

Abstract

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.