Threat of Terrestrial Gastropods Distributing at Olive and Citrus Orchards In Adana Province, Turkey

R. BOZBUGA and N. Z. ELEKCIOGLU
Plant Protection Research Institute, Entomology Laboratory, Koprukoy - Yuregir, Adana, Turkey

Abstract

BOZBUGA, R. and N. Z. ELEKCIOGLU, 2008. Threat of Terrestrial Gastropods Distributing at Olive and Citrus Orchards In Adana Province, Turkey. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 14: 445-448

Olive and citrus orchards have been scanned around Adana in 2006 and 2007. Total of 2 species were determined Xeropicta derbentina (Phylum: Mollusca, Class: Gastropoda, Family: Hygromiidae) and Eobani vermiculata (Phylum: Mollusca; Class: Gastropoda; Order: Stylommatophora; Family: Helicidae) in Adana, Turkey. Although from both species X. derbentina is the dominant species of olive orchards, E. vermiculata is the dominant species in citrus orchards in this region. Also, damages of boths species was watched over on citrus and olive trees. In this paper, we present the gastropoda species which are determined in olive and citrus growing areas.

Key words: Xeropicta derbentina, Eobani vermiculata<.em>, olive, citrus

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