Contributions of the longhorned beetles knowledge of Turkey by the subfamilies Aseminae, Saphaninae, Spondylidinae, Cerambycinae and Stenopterinae (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

Abstract :

The present work presents new contributions to the knowledge of the subfamilies Aseminae, Saphaninae, Spondylidinae, Stenopterinae and Cerambycinae that is one of the richest subfamilies in terms of diversity among cerambycids, of Turkey. The specimens for this study were collected over various years (2001-2012) from different localities in Adana, Balıkesir, Elazığ, Gaziantep, İçel, Kahramanmaraş, Malatya, Niğde and Osmaniye provinces in Turkey. As a result of the work, a total of 54 species (16 of them into subspecies level) belonging to 31 genera of 5 subfamilies were determined from Turkey. Four of them were described as new species and new subspecies from Turkey in 2012, 2013, 2014. One species of them is recorded for the first time from Turkey. Seven species for Mediterranean Region, three species for Eastern Mediterranean Region, five species for Central Anatolian Region, 1 species for Eastern Anatolian Region and five species for Southern half of Turkey are the first records. Moreover, a total of sixty species are the first record for various provinces (14 for Adana, 1 for Balıkesir, 1 for Elazığ, 2 for Gaziantep, 17 for İçel, 10 for Kahramanmaraş, 1 for Malatya, 11 for Niğde, 3 for Osmaniye) in Turkey. Furthermore, about 15% of the examined taxa in the present work comprise of endemic taxa for Turkey.

Keyword :

Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, new data, new records,Turkey

Author(s) : Özbek, H., Özdikmen, H., Aytar, F.
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Published Issue : 2015 Vol. 10 Number 1

2015 Vol. 10 Number 1