First record of Graphosoma inexpectatum (Hemiptera, Pentatomidae, Podopinae) from Turkey with description of the female

Fent M., Dursun A., TEZCAN S.

ZOOKEYS, ss.51-57, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Graphosoma inexpectatum Carapezza & Jindra, 2008 is described from Syria, the southern neighbor of Turkey, and is known only from the type locality. The first observation of the species in Turkey dates back to 1995 with two females obtained from the provinces of Gaziantep (Sehitkamil-Aktoprak) and Adana (Pozanti-Burucek Plateau). These two localities are situated inside the part of the Mediterranean region along the Syrian border. Females of the species, whose original description was based on males, are described here for the first time. A map showing the collecting localities and photographs of the female specimens are given.