First records of a gregarine pathogen and a mermithid parasite from Chrysolina fastuosa (Scopoli, 1763) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

Yaman M., Tosun O., Lipa J. J., Aslan I.

NORTH-WESTERN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.7, no.1, pp.105-111, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.105-111
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The pathogens and parasites of Chrysolina fastuosa (Scopoli, 1763) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) were investigated. Two different types of pathogen and parasite were recorded in the adults of C. fastuosa: a gregarine belonging to the family Gregarinidae and a nematode parasite member of the family Mermithidae for the first time. The total occurrence rate of the pathogen and parasite of C. fastuosa is 48.2%. The gregarine pathogen and mermithid parasite infection rates are 48.1% and 7.7% respectively. In this study we report a gregarine pathogen and a mermithid parasite of C. fastuosa (Scopoli, 1763) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and their occurrence over a period of two years (2008 and 2009) from Turkey.