Parasites of Phyllotreta atra (Fabricius, 1775) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in Trabzon

Turkiye Parazitol Derg. 2008;32(2):153-7.


In this study, the parasites of Pyllotreta atra (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in Trabzon were investigated. Samples of P. atra were collected in different localities of Trabzon. Three different types of parasites from P. atra observed are as follows: Gre-garine (Apicomplexa), Nematode (Tylenchida: Allantonematidae) and larvae of certain parasitoids. The most abundant infection found in this study was gregarine infection followed by nematode infection with total infection rates 37.8% and 7.6%, respectively. The gre-garine and the nematode parasites were identified as Gregarina phyllotretae and Howardula phyllotretae, respectively.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Apicomplexa / classification
  • Apicomplexa / isolation & purification*
  • Coleoptera / parasitology*
  • Female
  • Hymenoptera / classification*
  • Larva / classification
  • Turkey
  • Tylenchida / classification
  • Tylenchida / isolation & purification*