Preliminary results of faunistic studies on the family Meloidae (Coleoptera) in Ankara Province

Demir M. A., Kabalak M.

VI. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Symposium, Ankara, Turkey, 10 - 12 July 2019, pp.54

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.54
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The family Meloidae (Coleoptera), commonly known as blister beetles, is almost a
cosmopolitan family (except New Zealand, Antarctica and most Polynesian islands). It is also
important because of their distinctive biology as well as being used in applied sciences. It
has approximately 3000 species belonging to 120 genera. Turkey is also important country
about Meloidae fauna an it has 177 species. Main purpose of this study is determine
Meloidae fauna of Ankara province for conservation its biodiversity. In this study, a total of
2199 sample were collected by field study (33 days) between May and October 2018. The
collection and species determinations of samples and field studies will continue in 2019 as
well. Most of collected samples were determined. The remaining samples are still being
determined. As a preliminary results, 2 subfamilies, 13 genera, 25 species and subspecies
are detected. The most samples were collected from the herbaceous vegetation in July.
Distributions of species between counties of Ankara were compared and evaluated.
Comprasion was made based on similarity analysis. Similarity analyzes between faunas
were done with MVSP 3.21 software using Baroni Urbani & Büser index of similarity.
This study is a part master thesis titled as “Systematic Researches on the family Meloidae
(Insecta: Coleoptera) of Ankara Province” and supported by Hacettepe University Scientific
Research Project Coordination Unit with a project (Project number: FBA–2018–16318).