Thrips (Thysanoptera) species occurring in fruit orchards in the Çukurova region of Turkey

Atakan, E. (2008) Thrips (Thysanoptera) species occurring in fruit orchards in the Çukurova region of Turkey. Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica, 43 (2). pp. 235-242. ISSN 0238-1249

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In 2006 and 2007, a wide range of fruit crops were surveyed to determine the species composition of thrips and predators of thrips in the Çukurova region located in the Eastern Mediterranean area of Turkey. Weed hosts of thrips species and fruit damage due to attacks of thrips were also investigated. Twenty thrips species were identified, belonging to the Aeolothripidae (six species), Phlaeothripidae (three species) and Thripidae (eleven species). Frankliniella occidentalis and Thrips major were the most prevalent species, sharing high ratios (46% and 37%, respectively). Most of the thrips specimens sampled, by number, were taken from nectarines, followed by peach, apple and plum. Large numbers of F. occidentalis were often recorded on blossoms of nectarines, peach and plum while T. major was the predominant thrips on apple, loquat and pear. The generalist predators, Orius laevigatus and O. niger (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae), were the prevailing predaceous insects and mostly detected on loquat infested by thrips during autumn and winter. High numbers of adult and larval thrips inhabited the yellow and multiflowered weed species grown around or inside the fruit orchards. Injury from thrips was high on nectarines with a proportion of 29%, followed by plum (17%).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QH Natural history / természetrajz > QH540 Ecology / ökológia
Q Science / természettudomány > QK Botany / növénytan > QK10 Plant physiology / növényélettan
Q Science / természettudomány > QL Zoology / állattan > QL01 Systematic zoology / állatrendszertan
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Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2017 14:45
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