Eriophyoid mites and their population densities on weeds of the family Astreaceae in wheat fields in the Central Anatolian region of Turkey

Abstract :

This study investigated eriophyoid mites on weeds in wheat fields in Ankara and Nevşehir Provinces, Turkey, between April and July in the period 2010 to 2015. A total of eleven weed species belonging to Asteraceae were collected and checked for mites. Four species belonging to Eriophyidae were found on five weed species, namely Aceria sobhiani Sukhareva on Acroptilon repens (L.) DC., A. carduui Petanovic, Boczek & Shi on Carduus pycnocephalus L., A. solstitialis de Lillo, Cristofaro & Kashefi on Centaurea cyanus L. and C. solstitialis L., and A. anthocoptes (Nalepa) on Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop. Aceria sobhiani and A. carduui are new records for Turkey. Aceria carduui was found on C. pycnocephalus for the first time worlwide. Aceria solstitialis was also found for the first time on C. cyanus in Turkey. Aceria solstitialis on C. solstitialis and A. sobhiani had the highest and lowest population densities, respectively.

Keyword :

Acari, Eriophyidae, Asteraceae, biological control, weed, Central Anatolian region

Author(s) : Diler, H., Ozman-Sullivan, S. K.
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Published Issue : 2022 Vol. 17 Number 2

2022 Vol. 17 Number 2