Title Tephritidae (Diptera) Species of Turkey
Authors Neslihan BAYRAK, Rüstem HAYAT
Abstract The family Tephritidae of the order Diptera with a large number of species has a worldwide distribution area. Tephritidae is mostly known with the species making economically damage on some fruits. The larvae of species belonging to this family are called “Fruit flies” due to generally their feeding on fruits of cultivated and wild plants. Some of the species inducing gall on the plants are also named “Gall flies”. Some tephritid species feeding on weeds and take them under pressure. Therefore, there are also important species in terms of biological control of weeds. Until now, 4.400 tephritid species belonging to 481 genera, and 900 species belonging to 137 genera are known in the World and Palearctic region, respectively. In Turkey, totally, 133 species were recorded in the studies conducted till now. The species determined from the studies related to the Turkish Tephritidae were evaluated in this review, and given their locality and host records.
Keywords Diptera, Tephritidae, Turkey
Journal DERLEME - Turkish Journal of Scientific Reviews
Issue Issue 2
Page 049-055
Year 2012
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