A new species of Tephritis Latreille (Diptera: Tephritidae) from Turkey

KÜTÜK M., Bayrak N., Hayat R.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.36, no.4, pp.475-480, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/zoo-1003-108
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.475-480
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


Tephritis ozaslani sp. nov. is described from Artvin Province of Turkey and placed in the T pulchra species group. The key to the T pulchra group is provided, which includes 9 species. The main characters that distinguish the new species from the closely resembling Palaearctic species, T cometa israilis Freidberg, T. acanthiophilopsis Hering, T. erdemlii Kutuk, T. divisa Rondani, T. recurrens Loew, T. merzi Freidberg & Kutuk, and T. hurvitzi Freidberg, are discussed. In addition, Inula oculus christi L. (Asteraceae) is determined as a host plant of the new species.