Rare flea beetles records for the fauna of Turkey from Ankara and Kayseri provinces (Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini)

Abstract :

We had the opportunity to study some rare material of Alticini collected during the expedition of Ankara and Kayseri provinces in 2015-2018. As a result of this, a total of 7 rare species belonging to 5 genera of Turkish flea beetles were determined. All species except for Phyllotreta pallidipennis Reitterare the first record for Kayseri province. Dibolia timida Illiger, Hermaeophaga ruficollis (Lucas), Longitarsus truncatellus Weise,Psylliodes isatidis Heikertinger, Psylliodes saulcyi Allard and Psylliodes vindobonnensis Heikertinger are also the first record for Central Anatolian region of Turkey. Especially, Psylliodes saulcyi Allard in after 19 years and Psylliodes vindobonnensis Heikertinger in after 47 years are the second records for Turkey. So the occurrence in Turkey of both species are confirmed. In addition Phyllotreta turcmenica Weise as an interesting darkened form of Phyllotreta pallidipennis Reitter is reported for the first time from Turkey

Keyword :

Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae, Alticini, fauna, new records, Ankara, Kayseri, Turkey

Author(s) : Coral Şahin, D., Bal, N., Özdikmen, H.
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Published Issue : 2018 Vol. 13 Number 2

2018 Vol. 13 Number 2