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Published: 2023-01-09
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Observations of feeding damage of some Turkish leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae) with new masquerade and host plant records

Systematic Entomology Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, Unites States Department of Agriculture c/o National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20013, USA
Biodiversity Application and Research Center, Atatürk University, 25240 Erzurum, Turkey
Iğdır University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Plant Protection, 76100, Iğdır, Turkey
host plants flea beetles feeding masquerade mimicry


Twenty-three observations of leaf beetles and their feeding damage are reported. Masquerade is found in 15 observations. In 12 observations dark colored beetles were making obvious dark colored damage. Light colored beetles of three species were observed making light colored damage. Masquerade in Chrysomelinae is reported here for the first time. In Galerucinae, masquerade is recorded for the first time for the species of Calomicrus Stephens and Orthocrepis Weise. New host plants are recorded for: Longitarsus hittita Biondi - Anchusa azurea Mill.; Longitarsus audisioi Biondi - Symphytum asperum Lepech.; and Chaetocnema tibialis (Illiger) - Chenopodium rubrum L.


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