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25 September 2020 Zoogeographical Evaluations on the Family Meloidae (Coleoptera) of Turkey
Muhammed Arif Demır, Mahmut Kabalak
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An annotated list of the Meloidae family in Turkey and a zoogeographical study is presented. The Turkish fauna consists of two subfamilies, 23 genera, and 177 species. The Eastern Anatolia region was found to be the most diverse with 98 species. The fauna of the Aegean and Marmara regions of Turkey share the most similarities compared to other regions. Overall, the Turkish Meloidae fauna is more similar to that of Syria than to that of other adjacent countries. As a result of the evaluations, it is evident that Cerocoma dahliKraatz, 1863, C. kunzei Frivaldszky von Frivald, 1835, C. scovitzi intermediaMařan, 1944, C. ephesicaReitter, 1885, Hycleus zebraeusMarseul, 1870, Mylabris calida Pallas, 1782, M. fabricii Sumakov, 1924, M. quadripunctata Linnaeus, 1767, and Stenodera caucasica Pallas, 1781 are distributed throughout Turkey, and Euzonitis sexmaculata Olivier, 1789 is present both in Turkey and all adjacent countries.

Muhammed Arif Demır and Mahmut Kabalak "Zoogeographical Evaluations on the Family Meloidae (Coleoptera) of Turkey," Transactions of the American Entomological Society 146(2), 313-330, (25 September 2020).
Published: 25 September 2020
Distributional assessments
Zoogeographical composition
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