Investigation of thrips (Thysanoptera) species, their population changes and damage rates in vineyards of Mersin Province (Turkiye)1

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Teke I., ATAKAN E.

TURKIYE ENTOMOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY, vol.46, no.2, pp.199-210, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.16970/entoted.1049424
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.199-210
  • Keywords: Keywords, Damage, population density, thrips, T?rkiye, vineyard, KEY
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


This study was conducted to determine thrips (Thysanoptera) species, their population changes as well as damage rates in vineyard areas in Mersin Province (T??rkiye) in 2019 and 2020. Fourteen Thysanoptera species were identified. Rubiothrips vitis (Priesner, 1933) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) was found to be more common (56%). This pest thrips was followed by Mycterothrips tschirkunae (Yakhontov, 1961) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) with the ratio of 23% in total adults. The adult thrips species were collected mostly from fruit (88%). Population changes of the two common thrips species was assessed in the two vineyards in Hac??ahmetli and Ba??ca????z. Population densities of R. vitis and M. tschirkunae coincided with the mature fruiting period of the vines. Damage ratios on grape fruits due to thrips feeding varied between 10 and 15% in Mersin Province.