Species composition and habitat selection of Ground beetles (Carabidae, Coleoptera) collected by pitfall traps in Bozdağlar Mt., Western Turkey

Abstract :

Carabidae specimens collected by pitfall traps in Bozdağlar Mountain, Western Turkey during the years of 2003-2006 have been evaluated. It has been recorded a total of 1.462 specimens of 45 species belonging to nine subfamilies of Carabidae. Calathus (s. str.) libanensis Putzeys, 1873 and Carabus (Procrustes) coriaceus cerisyi Dejean, 1826 were the most abundant species in the study with percentages of 22.91 % and 11.49 %, respectively. Seasonal dynamics of Calathus libanensis was presented. The majority of the specimens were collected from oaks biotope (384) and meadow biotope (302)

Keyword :

Ecology, faunistics, pitfall trap, seasonal dynamics, habitat preferences, Turkey, Carabidae

Author(s) : Tezcan, S., Anlaş, S., Jeanne, C.
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Published Issue : 2011 Vol. 6 Number 2

2011 Vol. 6 Number 2