Flea beetles collected from olive trees of Antalya Province, including the first record of the monotypic genus Lythraria Bedel, 1897 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) for Turkey


ASLAN E. G. , BASAR M.

TURKIYE ENTOMOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY, vol.40, no.3, pp.243-248, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.16970/ted.00746
  • Title of Journal : TURKIYE ENTOMOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.243-248

Abstract

Lythraria Bedel is a monotypic genus of leaf beetles in the tribe Alticini (Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae), with its unique species Lythraria salicariae (Paykull, 1800) distributed across the Palearctic ecozone. Lythraria salicariae was recorded for the first time from Turkey during field sampling conducted in olive grove areas of various regions in the Antalya Province. A total of 26 flea beetle species classified in 10 genera were collected by beating from olive trees, including L. salicariae. This contribution adds taxonomic and zoogeographic knowledge about L. salicariae, and brings the actual number of flea beetle species reported in Turkey to 345 across 23 genera.