Contributions to the fauna of Elateridae (Coleoptera) of Turkey with a description of a new species and two new records

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TURKIYE ENTOMOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY, vol.41, no.1, pp.87-93, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


A new species, Athous (Orthathous) saysatensis n. sp., was discovered in Artvin province and two new species for Turkish fauna, Agriotes bogatschevi Dolin, 1969 and Athous (Athous) kobachidzei Dolin & Chantladze, 1982, were recorded from Giresun, Gumushane, Rize and Trabzon provinces within comprehensive field studies carried out in 2013, 2014 and 2015 on the Elateridae family of the Eastern Black Sea Region of Turkey. The morphology of the new species is described. Photographs of habitus, drawings of aedeagi and the distribution map of the new species, its closely related species and new records are given.