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Research Project: Systematics of Beetles, Flies, Moths and Wasps with an Emphasis on Agricultural Pests, Invasive Species, Biological Control Agents, and Food Security

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: A checklist of the Eriophyoidea (Acara) known from Thrace including a new species of Aceria Keifer

item DENIZHAN, EVSEL - Trakya University
item COBANOGLU, SULTAN - Ankara University Of Turkey
item Metz, Mark

Submitted to: Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/6/2023
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary: Eriophyoid mites include bud, blister, gall, and rust mites and have direct impact on many agricultural crops by causiing direct damage and/or by being vectors of plant diseases. Thrace is a region connecting Balkan Europe with western Asia and Thracian Turkey has about 82% of its land cover designated towards agriculture. It is important in both agricultural productivity and as a pathway for movement of commodities and their associated arthropods. However, little is known about the diversity of eriophyoid mites in Thrace. This work is the first comprehensive list of species in the region and includes the description of a newly discovered species. This information will be useful to scientists, action agency identifiers, local and international growers, and agencies trying to reduce the spread of invasive species.

Technical Abstract: Twelve species of eriophyoid mites were recorded from Thrace, Turkey, which included one new distribution record for the country; Aculops thymi (Nalepa, 1889) collected on Teucrium polium L. (Lamiaceae); and one new species, Aceria edirnensis new species collected on Potentilla erecta (L.) Rausch. (Asteraceae). The new species is described and illustrated and a table of diagnostic characters is provided to distinguish it from the most similar species, A. anserinus. The species from the region are listed and annotated with available host plant information and distributions in Turkey.