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Corythucha ciliata, a new Platanus pest in Turkey

  • Serap MutunEmail author


An invasive Tingidae, the platanus lace bug Corythucha ciliata (Say, 1832) (Hemiptera: Tingidae), which specializes on Platanus spp., was found for the first time in Turkey in 2007; it was recorded from a 120 km2 area in the northwestern part of the country. Infestations occurred in an area between Taşkesti and Abant in Bolu Province, which is located near major cities and two main motorways. The pest species is newly spreading in Turkey, causing noticeable damage to Platanus orientalis trees.


Platanus lace bug New pest record 



I would like to thank Douglas W. Whitman for his assistance in the correction of this manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and ArtsAbant İzzet Baysal UniversityBoluTurkey

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