Two new species of Harmonia (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) from Düzce, Turkey

Abstract :

This study was carried out to determine the Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) fauna in Duzce province of Turkey.Two species Harmonia axyridis (Pallas, 1773) and Harmonia quadripuctata (Pontoppidan, 1763) belonging to Coccinellidae family have been described for the first time from Duzce province, the west Black Sea region of Turkey. Sampling was made on coniferous plants and rose during July 2017. The harlequin ladybird, H. axyridis was recorded on Macrosiphum rosae (L.) on rose (Rosa spp.)belonging toRosaceaefamily. The cream-streaked ladybird, H. quadripuctata was recorded on Pineus pini (Gmelin) on pine (Pinus spp.)belonging toPinaceae family in July, 2017.Harmonia axyridis is one of the most important an invasive biocontrol agent for aphid control which has unexpected impacts on native coccinellid populations, ecosystems and people in the world. Knowing the distribution of this species plays an important role in dealing with biological invasions. New distribution location of Harmonia species was given in the present paper

Keyword :

Coccinellidae, fauna, Harmonia, new record, Duzce

Author(s) : Öztemiz, S., Yayla, Ş.
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Published Issue : 2018 Vol. 13 Number 1

2018 Vol. 13 Number 1