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

Kırçakcı A. K., Kabalak M.

VI. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Symposium, Ankara, Turkey, 10 - 12 July 2019, pp.71

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.71
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Research on the family Buprestidae has been started in 2018. In the scope of research, field
studies composed of two seasons (May to October 2018 and April to October 2019). 682
specimens belonging to 15 genera and 5 subfamilies were collected by field studies (33
days) in 2018. Field and laboratory studies will continue in 2019 (36 days). After first
determination period 30 taxa (species of 15 of them were determined) were diagnosed by
examinig collected specimens. According to the subfamilies, the taxa distribution was
determined as Julodinae (1 taxon), Polycestinae (7 taxa), Chrysochroinae (9 taxa),
Buprestinae (9 taxa), Agrilinae (4 taxa). The most number of specimens were collected from
Coraebus elatus Fabricius, 1787 (66 specimens) species and Trachypteris picta decostigma
Fabricius, 1787 (56 specimens) subspecies. Baroni-Urbani & Büser similarity index with
MVSP 3.21 software was used to compare faunistic similarities and differences between
counties of Ankara in terms of Buprestidae fauna. Distributions of determined taxa due to
genera, collecting months and counties of Ankara are shown on graphs and tables.
Preliminary results of this study could reveal that this Buprestidae fauna of the Ankara
province in detail. This study is supported with a project (project number: FBA-2018-16318
number) by Hacettepe Scientific Research Projects Coordination Unit. This study is also a
part of the master of science thesis titled as “Systematic researches on the family
Buprestidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) of Ankara Province”.