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Abstract

Occurrence of invasive species and seasonal dynamics of fruit flies (Diptera: Drosophilidae) species in Uşak province, Turkey.

Abstract

In Turkey, studies on Drosophilidae species, which are not considered agriculturally harmful, have not been deepened about their presence, diversity and seasonal population changes, until Drosophila suzukii began to spread worldwide. As a result of this, in recent years researches on the fauna of Drosophilidae and their relationships with each other have been accelerated. In the current study, Drosophilidae species and their seasonal changes in a fruit orchard and a vineyard were monitored in 2017 - 2018. A total of 304 traps were examined and 21,688 individuals belonging to 7 genera and 13 species were identified. Drosophila subobscura was the most abundant species in traps in both years. Furthermore, in the present study, invasive Zaprionus tuberculatus has been identified for the first time in western Turkey.