A new species of Plagiognathus (Heteroptera: Miridae) associated with the locally endemic Phlomis leucophracta (Lamiales: Lamiaceae) from Karaman, Turkey

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EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF TAXONOMY, vol.806, pp.148-160, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 806
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.5852/ejt.2022.806.1709
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.148-160
  • Keywords: Plagiognathus, Phlomis leucophracta, new species, new records, Karaman, Turkey, HEMIPTERA HETEROPTERA, PROVINCES, RECORDS
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Plagiognathus ozgurkocaki sp. nov. is described based on a long series of specimens from Karaman, Turkey. The new species is remarkable among its congeners in Palearctic Region due to the combination of following characters: remarkably small size, dense and unicolorous pale yellow vestiture, darkened cuneus and yellow first antennal segment with a basal ring and pre-apical dots. The new species is associated with the endemic Phlomis leucophracta P.H.Davis & Hub.-Mor. (Lamiaceae) which makes it unique among all its congeners. Additionally, Plagiognathus bipunctatus albicans (Reuter, 1901) and Plagiognathus marivanensis Linnavuori, 2010 are recorded from Karaman, former constitutes a new record for Turkey.