An Evaluation on the pitfall trap collected Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) species in Western Turkey

Abstract :

Scarabaeoidea species collected by pitfall traps at five areas in Balıkesir (Madra Mountain, Çağıs campus and Değirmen Boğazı), Çanakkale (Karabiga) and Denizli provinces, western Turkey, throughout the years of 2007-2012 have been evaluated. It has been determined a total of 29 species and 9 subspecies of 21 genera belonging to seven families of Scarabaeoidea at five sampling area. Totally 142 specimens have been collected. Of these, Oxythyrea (s.str.) cinctella (Schaum, 1841), Sisyphus (s.str.) schaefferi (Linnaeus, 1758), Tropinota (Epicometis) hirta (Poda, 1761), Pentodon (s.str.) idiota (Herbst, 1789) and Onthophagus (Furcontophagus) furcatus (Fabricius, 1781) were the most abundant species in this study with percentages of 15.5, 9.9, 9.9, 7.8 and 6.3%, respectively

Keyword :

Scarabaeoidea, pitfall trap, Madra Mountain, Karabiga, Turkey

Author(s) : Sürgüt, H., Tüven, A., Varlı, S. V., Polat, Al., Tezcan, S.
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Published Issue : 2014 Vol. 9 Number 2

2014 Vol. 9 Number 2