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21 February 2018 Research on the Family Elateridae (Coleoptera) of Turkey: New Distributional Data, Female Descriptions and Distributional Evaluation
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Ninty-five species of Elateridae, from 30 genera and five subfamilies are documented from Turkey based on specimens collected throughout the country. Ampedus sanguineus (Linnaeus, 1758), A. sinuatus Germar, 1844; Elater ferrugineus Linnaeus, 1758; Agriotes acuminatus (Stephens, 1830); A. brevis Candéze, 1863; A. turcicus Candéze, 1863, Lacon punctatus (Herbst, 1779) and Idotarmonides anatolicus Agajev, 1985 are recorded for the first time in the Eastern Anatolian Region. Those of Cardiophorus cyanipennis Mulsant and Wachanru, 1852 and Mulsanteus guillebeaui (Mulsant and Godart, 1853) are recorded from the southeastern Anatolia region. New distribution records of the most of the species are evaluated. So that, each species show different distribution pattern; most of species are sparsely collected, the rest of examined species have moderate or widespread distributions. Some species were recorded from one or two provinces, even a single sample. They might be classified as endangered species and should be considered for additon to the ICUN red list. Additionally, previously undescribed female of Elathous rufobasalis Wurst, 1994 and bursa copulatrix of Lacon solai Platia and Gudenzi, 2000 are described here.

Mahmut Kabalak and Hikmet öZbek "Research on the Family Elateridae (Coleoptera) of Turkey: New Distributional Data, Female Descriptions and Distributional Evaluation," Transactions of the American Entomological Society 144(1), (21 February 2018). https://doi.org/10.3157/061.144.0112
Published: 21 February 2018
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