New Faunistic Records of Weevils Curculionoidea (Coleoptera) Elazığ Province (Turkey)
İnanç Özgen, Yuri Arzanov and Muhammed Şaban Tanyıldızı
In this study, thirteen (13) specimens which belong to Curculionoidea (Coleoptera) superfamily were determined. Hypera postica Gyllenhal, 1813, has been most abundant species in all specimens. Apart from Ceuthorrhynchus contractus Marsham, 1802, Ceutorhynchus sulcicollis Paykull, 1800) and Hypera postica Gyllenhal, 1813, and the other species collected has been first recorded in Elazığ province. Among these specimens Rhynchites hungaricus (Herbst, 1784) is an important pest. Since Rhynchites hungaricus (Herbst, 1784) is important for rosa plant, it is crucial to determine this type of pest in ornamental plant in this province. Additionally; Rhinusa tetra (Fabricius, 1792) which was found within the scope of this study has been biological control on Verbascum plants in the world and Otiorhychus balcanicus (Stierlin, 1861) species are important pest on strawberry and fruits in different areas in Turkey. These specimens can cause important damage in fruit plantations in later years. Findings of these species in this province make this study valuable.