Estabish of predatory mite species belong to Phytoseiidae (acari) on various plant specıes in Konya province

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, FEN BİLİMLERİ ENSTİTÜSÜ, Turkey

Approval Date: 2019

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: Osman Özcan



This study was carried out in order to determine predatory mite species belonging to Phytoseiidae in different culture plant species in Konya from May to October of 2015 and 2016 years. At the end of the study, 160 phytoseiid samples were collected from 9 plant species (pear, quince, pepper, tomato, apple, plum, bean, cherry and potato). Among these samples, 11 different phytoseiid species were identified, namely, Amblyseius andersoni (Chant 1957), Amblyseius swirskii (Athias-Henriot, 1962), Euseius finlandicus (Oudemans 1915), Kampimodromus aberrans (Oudemans, 1930), Neoseiulus californicus (McGregor), Phytoseiulus persimilis (Athias-Henriot, 1957), Paraseiulus triporus (Chant ve Yoshida-Shaul, 1982), Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) bagdasarjani (Wainstein & Arutunjan, 1967), Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) clairathiasae (Wainstein & Arutunjan, 1967), Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) recki (Wainstein, 1958) and Typhlodromus (Typhlodromus) athiasae (Porath and Swirski, 1965). Among these species, the most intensively collected species is E. finlandicus and it was determined from pepper, tomato, apple and bean plant species. The second common species is K. aberrans, which was mostly collected from apple leaves. Based on litearures that we can reach, T. (A.) clairathiasae, collected in the apple leaves, is was the first record for the fauna of Turkey. The most phytoseiid samples were detected between mid-July and late October as a result of samples taken every 15 days during the cultivation season. This thesis study revealed that Konya is a very rich region in terms of phytoseiid species used as biological control agents in plant protection.