A confirmation on the presence of four little known leaf-beetle species-group taxa in Turkey with exact locality data (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

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Özdikmen H., Coral Şahin D., Bal N.

Munis Entomology & Zoology, vol.15, no.1, pp.226-228, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Journal Name: Munis Entomology & Zoology
  • Journal Indexes: Other Indexes
  • Page Numbers: pp.226-228


The paper presents confirmations with exact locality data of the presence in Turkey of four little known species-group taxa in the leaf-beetle genera Chrysolina Motschulsky, 1860 and Clytra Laicharting, 1781. The presence in Turkey of all of the aforementioned species-group taxa has been reported mostly as there are in Anatolia without exact locality data up to now. So that the presence in Turkey of these species-group taxa is confirmed again with exact locality data for the first time. Chrysolina (Sulcicollisimpavida Bechyné, 1949 and Clytra (Ovoclytraovata borealis Medvedev & Kantner, 2002 are confirmed with exact locality data after 70 years and 17 years since their original description respectively. Also, Clytra (Ovoclytraweisei Monros, 1953 is confirmed with exact locality data after 16 years since Warchalowski (2003). In addition, Clytra (Clytrariavaleriana taurica Medvedev, 1961 is confirmed with exact locality data after 9 years since Palaearctic catalogue of Regalin & Medvedev (2010)