Fatty acid composition of Diplolepis fructuum (Rübsaamen, 1895) (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) during its developmental stages
In this study, fatty acid composition in lipid classes of Diplolepis fructuum (Rübsaamen, 1895) (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae), an insect species inducing gall formation on the rose hips (the genus Rosa), during its various developmental stages was analyzed. According to the results obtained, C 16:0, C 18:0, C 18:1 n-9, C 18:2 n-6 and C 18:3 n-3 were the most abundant fatty acids in lipid classes during developmental stages. In D. fructuum, the presence of C 20 polyunsaturated fatty acids could not be determined. The most important finding for the fatty acid analyses of the galls and the healthy fruits of the rose hips was that polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) levels were higher in the healthy fruits. © 2017, Gazi Entomological Research Society. All rights reserved.