Saproxylic Elateridae (Coleoptera) Species in Inner Western Anatolian Region of Turkey

Kabalak M., Demir M. A., Özdemir M.

4th International Forest Entomology and Pathology Symposium ENFITO 2022, Trabzon, Turkey, 12 - 14 May 2022, pp.16-22

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Trabzon
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.16-22
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The main aim of this study is to exhibit the saproxylic Elateridae fauna of the Inner Western Anatolian
region of Turkey (Afyonkarahisar, North of Denizli, Kütahya, and Uşak provinces). This study has been
carried out in the scope of the Tübitak project titled “Researches on the Family Elateridae (Coleoptera) in
Inner Western Anatolian Section of Turkey”. In the scope of this study, specimens were collected from
decaying trees (Pinus brutia, Salix spp., Populus spp., and several fruit trees), and pheromone traps in
2019 and 2021. A number of collected specimens, collecting months, collecting altitudes, and
temperatures of collecting localities of species were recorded and evaluated. Photographs of collecting
methods were taken during field studies. Collected specimens are preserved as dried samples in the
collections, examined morphologically and their species were determined. As a result of morphological
examinations, 17 species were diagnosed from the genera
Agrypnus, Ampedus, Calais, Cardiophorus,
Ischnodes, Lacon, Melanotus, and Prosternon. Photographs of species were taken both in field studies
and in the laboratory. Some ecological properties and zoogeographical distributions of these species are
given, compare, and discussed