Hydraenidae species diversity of South Marmara Region in Turkey (Coleoptera)

Abstract :

5194 samples from 78 localities were collected between 2004 and 2006 to investigate the Hydraenidae (Coleoptera) fauna of South Marmara Region inTurkey. 31 species and 1 subspecies belonging to 3 genera were determined. Of identified species L. (s.str.) rubropiceus, Ochthebius (s.str.) difficilis, O. (s.str.) fausti, O. (s.str.) inconspicuus, O. (s.str.) lividipennis, O. (s.str.) meridionalis, O. (s.str.) ragusae, O. (s.str.) uskubensis, O. (Asiobates) minimus, H. (s.str.) falcata, H. (s.str.) grandis, H. (s.str.) grata, H. (s.str.) lapissectilis, H. (s.str.) ancyrae, H. (s.str.) anatolica, H. (s.str.) paganettii were recorded from the research area for the first time. The aim of this study is to reveal information about Hydraenidae fauna of South Marmara Region which is transition area between Europe and Anatolia since the glacial age.

Keyword :

Coleoptera, fauna, Hydraenidae, South Marmara Region, Turkey

Author(s) : Ertorun, N., Tanatmış, M.
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Published Issue : 2010 Vol. 5 Number 2

2010 Vol. 5 Number 2