Contribution to the Knowledge of Aleocharinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) Fauna of Turkey with New Records

Sert O., Turan Y., Kabalak M.

Transactions Of The American Entomological Society, vol.147, no.1, pp.21-48, 2021 (SCI-Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 147 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • 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.21-48
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The scope of this study is to evaluate the faunistic, ecological and geographical composition of the subfamily Aleocharinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) of the Eastern Black Sea Region of Turkey. Eighty species were detected by field studies between 2013 and 2015 in the Eastern Black Sea Region. We concluded that the following five species – Aleochara binotata Kraatz, 1856, A. ruficornis Gravenhorst, 1802, Atheta liturata Stephens, 1832, Gyrophaena poweri Crotch, 1867, Zyras collaris (Paykull, 1800) – are new records for Turkey. Seven species are endemic for Turkey and 40 species are new records for the Eastern Black Sea Region. Also, detailed locality records of two species, Aleochara moerens Gyllenhal, 1827 and Atheta oblita (Erichson, 1839), are given for Turkey.