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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : NORTH-WESTERN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.105-111

Abstract

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.