Species composition and abundance of flea beetles (Coleoptera : Chrysomelidae) associated with moist habitats in Isparta and Burdur provinces, Turkey

Gok A., Aslan E. G.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON, vol.108, no.3, pp.543-549, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 108 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.543-549
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


An one-year survey was conducted on flea beetles associated with moist habitats in Isparta and Burdur provinces in the central part of the 'Lake District' in Turkey. Specimens were collected from various humid habitats divided into five major groups: moist meadows, marshes, moist pastures, lake sides, and stream banks. A total of 4,443 individuals belonging to 45 species were found, some of which are important pests of several wild plants. Habitat preference and relative abundance data are provided for each species. Among the genera collected in the study, Chaetocnema Stephens was the most abundant genus typically occurring in moist habitats. There was no significant difference in flea beetle species composition among the different habitat types. The highest species abundance and composition occurred in stream banks and moist meadows, whereas marshes have the lowest species abundance and composition.