A complete list of invasive alien longhorned beetles species for Turkey (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

Abstract :

A total of 9 alien longhorn beetle species have established in Turkey. The species belong to the subfamilies Cerambycinae and Laminae which are prevalent in the native fauna as well. The alien species mainly established during the period 1960-2016, arriving from Asia (5 species), Africa (2 species) and Australia (2 species). Turkey are by far the most invaded countries. All species have been introduced accidentally. Wood-derived products such as wood-packaging material and palettes and plants for planting constitute invasive pathways of increasing importance. However, only few species have yet colonized natural habitats outside parks and gardens. Keys for adults of the species of the genera Anoplophora and Phoracantha that are represented with more than one species in Turkey are also proposed

Keyword :

Cerambycidae, Cerambycinae, Lamiinae, invasive alien species, Turkey

Author(s) : Özdikmen, H.
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Published Issue : 2017 Vol. 12 Number 2

2017 Vol. 12 Number 2