The yellow rose aphid Rhodobium porosum: a new pest of Damask rose in Turkey
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Apterous and alate viviparous females of the yellow rose aphid, Rhodobium porosum (Sanderson) (Hemiptera: Aphididae), were collected on Damask rose, Rosa damascena Mill., in Isparta Province, Turkey. The aphid is recorded for the first time from Turkey. Brief information about the invasive yellow rose aphid, including its distribution in Isparta Province and a key to the apterous females of aphid species known to infest Damask rose in Turkey, is provided.
KeywordsYellow rose aphid First record Rosa damascena
The project: “Aphids and their natural enemies associated with oil-bearing rose (Rosa damascena) in Isparta Province (Turkey)” was conducted with the financial support of Research Fellowships for Foreign Citizens program (Code-2216) of TUBITAK.
The authors are grateful to the colleagues who helped during the preparation of this paper and for their valuable comments: Dr. Roger Blackman (The Natural History Museum, London, UK) and Prof. Zvi Mendel (Agricultural Research Organization, Bet Dagan, Israel).
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