Studies on the abundance, biology and harmfulness of leaf beetles (Coleoptera : Chrysomelidae) in natural bush vegetation in Isparta, Turkey

Gok A., Cilbiroglu E. G.

JOURNAL OF PEST SCIENCE, vol.78, no.1, pp.13-15, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10340-004-0061-6
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEST SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.13-15


Leaf beetle occurrence and abundance on certain shrubs and bushes were surveyed during 2002-2003 in several natural habitats of Isparta. The 34 leaf-beetle species collected are listed and classified according to their relative percentage of the total caught and to their associated host plants. In all habitats sampled, leaf beetles showed a preference for plants from the genera Quercus and Crataegus. Some abundant species causing serious damage to their food plants are discussed.