An annotated checklist of the Hydrophiloidea (Coleoptera) of Turkey

Abstract :

The superfamily Hydrophiloidea of Turkey is cataloged. A total of 24 genera and 173 valid species and subspecies are recorded of which 4 species (2.31%) are recorded as endemic. Fifty species and 2 subspecies are from the family Helophoridae, 3 species are from the family Georissidae, 8 species are from the family Hydrochidae, 2 species are from the family Spercheidae and 105 species and 3 subspecies are from the family Hydrophilidae. Type locality of 9 species (5,20%) is determined as Turkey. Distributions of these species within Turkey are given according to the 81 administrative divisions of the country. The catalog is based on examination of the primary literatures and also includes some records from specimens examined in collections. Taxa are arranged hierarchically under the categories of family, subfamily, tribe, subtribe (where recognized), genus, subgenus (where recognized), species and subspecies (where recognized).


Keyword :

Coleoptera, Polyphaga, Hydrophiloidea, water scavenger beetles, checklist, Turkey


Author(s) : Polat, A., Darılmaz, M., İncekara, Ü.
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Published Issue : 2021 Vol. 16 Number 1


2021 Vol. 16 Number 1