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, cilt.7, sa.1, ss.105-111, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 7 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.105-111


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.