New and ınterestıng record of western conıfer seed bug: Leptoglossus occıdentalis (Heıdemann, 1910) (Heteroptera: Coreıdae) in Eastern Turkey
İnanç Özgen, Paride Dioli and Venhar Çelik
The aim of the present study was to determine the species belonging to Hemiptera ordo between 2016 to 2017 years in Elazığ in Turkey. During the present study, Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heidemann, 1910) (Heteroptera: Coreidae) was collected and attracted our attention. The species was collected for the first time in Elazığ province as a result of this study. This was the first record outside of the western, middle, south and north region of Turkey. The distance to which the species was located was about 450 km away from Kayseri, the closest location where it was previously found. The fact that it was an invasive and harmful species to forest areas and trees, is an important factor for the active investigation of this species. In addition, it is believed that the species has been introduced into the region on the pine trees that are brought from outside. It is also considered that the species will spread to wider regions including East and Southeastern Anatolia in the following years.
İnanç Özgen, Paride Dioli, Venhar Çelik. New and ınterestıng record of western conıfer seed bug: Leptoglossus occıdentalis (Heıdemann, 1910) (Heteroptera: Coreıdae) in Eastern Turkey. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(5):830-833.