Thysanoptera fauna of the Aegean region, Turkey, in the spring

Tunc I., Bahsi S. U., GÖÇMEN H.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.36, no.5, pp.592-606, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/zoo-1111-25
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.592-606
  • Keywords: Thysanoptera, thrips, Aegean region, Turkey, ABUNDANCE
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


The Thysanoptera fauna of the Aegean region of Turkey was studied in the spring of 1993 and 1995. The surveys were conducted in the following provinces: Afyonkarahisar, Aydin, Denizli, Izmir, Manisa, Mugla, and Usak. A total of 2899 specimens from 405 samples were examined. The study revealed 82 Thysanoptera species, which included new records for the region and Turkey. One genus, Prosopothrips Uzel, and 3 species, Oxythrips halidayi Bagnall, Prosopothrips nigriceps Bagnall, and Rubiothrips validus (Karny), are new records for Turkish fauna. The most common and abundant species (represented with the number of samples-specimens) were Thrips meridionalis (Priesner) (102-481), Thrips tabaci Lindeman (97-287), and Thrips angusticeps (76-333). Among the others, Aeolothrips intermedius Bagnall (65-161), Aeolothrips collaris Priesner (46-96), Haplothrips reuteri (Trybom) (54-132), and Haplothrips tritici Kurdjumov (35-158) were relatively more frequent and abundant. The majority of the species were Palaearctic, in particular Mediterranean and European, and inhabit woody plants, cereals, and grasses.