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Some observations on Perillus bioculatus (F.) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) a new record for the entomofauna of Turkey

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2004
Authors:M. Kivan
Journal:Turkish Journal of Entomology
Keywords:Leptinotarsa decemlineata, new record, Pentatomidae, Perillus bioculatus, Turkey

Perillus bioculatus (F.) (Heteroptera:Pentatomidae) is a predator native to North America and its primary prey is the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). The eggs, nymphs and adults of P. bioculatus were collected  from potato and egg plants in Tekirdag, Turkey in 2003. This is the first record of this insect for the Turkish fauna. The presence of P. bioculatus in Turkey may have resulted from an accidental introduction. In addition, a scelionid egg parasitoid, Trlssolcus grandis Thom. (Hymenoptera, Scelionidae) was observed parasitizing the pentatomid in the field.

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