Zoogeographical evaluation of Buprestidae (Coleoptera) fauna of Turkey and its adjacent countries

Kırçakcı A. K., Kabalak M.

Transactions Of The American Entomological Society, vol.147, no.3, pp.801-817, 2021 (SCI-Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 147 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.3157/061.147.0302
  • Journal Name: Transactions Of The American Entomological Society
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.801-817
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is understanding faunistic and zoogeographical composition of the Turkish Buprestidae fauna and determining similarities between Turkey and its adjacent countries. Palaearctic region is handled in nine subregions (Southern Europe, Western Europe, Northern Europe, Eastern Europe, Siberia, Middle East, Middle Asia, Far Eastern Asian and North Africa). Buprestidae fauna of Turkey has 421 species belonging 37 genera and 6 subfamilies according to present literature. Chrysochroinae (130 species) and Buprestinae (132 species) are the most specios subfamilies in Turkey. The genera Anthaxia (103 species) and Sphenoptera (82 species) were the most species-rich genera. The fauna of Greece have highest of similarity with Buprestidae fauna of Turkey. Acmaeoderella flavofasciata (Piller and Mitterpacher, 1783), Capnodis cariosa (Pallas, 1776), Capnodis porosa (Klug, 1829), Capnodis tenebricosa (Olivier, 1790), Capnodis tenebrionis (Linnaeus, 1761), Anthaxia anatolica Chevrolat, 1838, Chrysobothris affinis (Fabricius, 1794), Melanophila cuspidata (Klug, 1829), Trachypteris picta (Pallas, 1773), Coraebus rubi (Linnaeus, 1767) and Meliboeus parvulus Küster, 1852 are existing in Turkey and all adjacent countries.