Antalya, Turkey
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Aslan E.G.,Suleyman Demirel University of Turkey | Basar M.,Aksu Ministry of Food
Turkiye Entomoloji Dergisi | Year: 2016

Lythraria Bedel is a monotypic genus of leaf beetles in the tribe Alticini (Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae), with its unique species Lythraria salicariae (Paykull, 1800) distributed across the Palearctic ecozone. Lythraria salicariae was recorded for the first time from Turkey during field sampling conducted in olive grove areas of various regions in the Antalya Province. A total of 26 flea beetle species classified in 10 genera were collected by beating from olive trees, including L. salicariae. This contribution adds taxonomic and zoogeographic knowledge about L. salicariae, and brings the actual number of flea beetle species reported in Turkey to 345 across 23 genera.

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