Contributions to the systematics of the family Buprestidae (Coleoptera) by the first description of male external genital organ and illustrations of six species from Ankara province

Kircakci A. K., KABALAK M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.44, no.6, pp.531-537, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/zoo-2006-6
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Geobase, Veterinary Science Database, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.531-537
  • Keywords: Jewel beetles, systematics, male external genitalia, aedeagus, first descriptions, drawings
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The main aim of this study is to contribute to the systematics relating to the family Buprestidae, by studying the male external genital organs (aedeagi) of six species belonging to the genera Acmaeodera, Acmaeoderella, Anthaxia, Capnodis, and Perotis, none of which had been illustrated previously. Samples of these species were collected from the province of Ankara, Turkey, and the aedeagus of each was described and illustrated in detail for the first time. The findings were then compared with the current literature.