Faunistic, Ecological and Zoogeographical Evaluations on the Click-Beetles (Coleoptera: Elateridae) of Middle Part of the Blacksea Region of Turkey

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ANNALES DE LA SOCIETE ENTOMOLOGIQUE DE FRANCE, vol.47, pp.501-509, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The focus of this study is to display the faunistic, ecological and zoogeographical status of Elateridae fauna from the middle part of the Blacksea Region in Turkey. Materials are specimens collected from 2006 to 2009 during field studies, as well as the species - of which localities are unpublished-received from the private collection of Dr. Gluseppe Platia and the species present in the available literature. 54 species of 21 genera belonging to 6 subfamilies of Elateridae were recorded in the collected specimens. Along with the species present in literature and the private collection, the total material representing the study area was shown to comprise six subfamilies, 24 genera and 73 species. Number of specimens, collecting habitats-methods, months, altitudes are given in tables and graphs for collected species. Distributions of species in other regions of Turkey and zoogeographical regions are also given in tables and graphs for all species. Diversity of the collected species and collecting habitats-methods were compared by using Shannon-Wiener diversity index. Zoogeographical status of all species were discussed.