Population dynamics of Coccinella septempunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in the region of Edremit Gulf in West Anatolia (Mount Ida)


ÖZPINAR A. , ŞAHİN A. K. , POLAT B.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY, cilt.115, ss.418-423, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 115
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.14411/eje.2018.041
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.418-423

Özet

This study reports seasonal presence of Coccinella septempunctata L. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in Southeast Turkey, in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Samples were collected from crops in agricultural areas at altitudes of 10 m, 800 m and 1400 m from stands of wild herbaceous plants , and at 1750 m from stone debris fields. First C. septempunctata adults were collected at the beginning of June at Tentcamp (800 m) and Tozlu (1400 m), early in July at Sarikiz (1700 m) when the mean air temperature reached 30 degrees C. Adults became active in spring, after aestivating around Sarikiz and overwintering there under snow. First adults emerged on 2nd April in 2009 around Edremit Gulf when mean air temperature reached 14.8 degrees C. Adult and immature stages of C. septempunctata were recorded attacking aphid populations till the end of June. C. septempunctata was present there for only one period each year during which they completed one generation. Adult individuals of this generation returned to Mount Ida to aestivate. Maximum numbers of adults present on Mount Ida in the first week of August in 2009 and 2010 were recorded. C. septempunctata adults aestivate and overwinter at Sarikiz on Mount Ida after completing their development on aphids in April, May and June around Edremit Gulf.