, Volume 39, Issue 3, pp 239–241 | Cite as

Note on Wahlgreniella nervata (Gillette, 1908) (Hemiptera: Aphididae): a new pest of Damask rose in Turkey

  • Shalva BarjadzeEmail author
  • İsmail Karaca
  • Bülent Yaşar
  • Nana Gratiashvili


Alate viviparous females of Wahlgreniella nervata (Gillette) were found on a Damask rose (Rosa damascena Mill.) plantation in Isparta Province, Turkey. The aphid is recorded for the first time from Turkey. Besides, Damask rose is a new host for this species. Brief information about this aphid including a key to the alate females of aphid species known to infest Damask rose in Turkey is provided.


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 the Research Fellowships for Foreign Citizens program (Code-2216) of TUBITAK.

The authors are grateful to the colleagues who helped us during the preparation of this paper and with valuable comments on the manuscript: Dr. Roger Blackman (The Natural History Museum, London) and Prof. Zvi Mendel (Agricultural Research Organization, Bet Dagan, Israel).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shalva Barjadze
    • 1
    Email author
  • İsmail Karaca
    • 2
  • Bülent Yaşar
    • 2
  • Nana Gratiashvili
    • 1
  1. 1.Entomology and Biocontrol Research Centre of Ilia State UniversityTbilisiGeorgia
  2. 2.Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of AgricultureSüleyman Demirel UniversityIspartaTurkey

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