Faunistic contributions, and ecological and zoogeographical evaluations on Staphylininae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) fauna of Eastern Black Sea Region of Turkey


ÖZDEMİR S.

TRANSACTIONS OF THE AMERICAN ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY, vol.147, no.4, pp.929-959, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 147 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.3157/061.147.0408
  • 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.929-959
  • Keywords: Staphylininae, Faunistic, Ecological, Zoogeographical, Turkey, ADDITIONAL RECORDS, COW DUNG, PROVINCE, QUEDIUS, INSECTA, PAEDERINAE, STEPHENS, XANTHOLININI, PHILONTHUS, KNOWLEDGE
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The focus of this study is to make contributions to Staphylininae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) fauna of Turkey with additional material which was composed of specimens collected from Eastern Black Sea Region between 2013 to 2015. Totally, 71 taxa of 19 genera belonging to 3 tribes of Staphylininae were recorded. Among them, Ocypus almensis Coiffait, 1967 and Quedius edmundi Coiffait, 1969 are collected from Turkey for the first time. Moreover, first detailed localities for Philonthus picimanus (Menetries, 1832), Philonthus splendens sideropterus Kolenati, 1846 and Tasgius globulifer (Geoffroy, 1785) are given with this study. General distribution pattern of the species depending on collecting months, altitudes and habitats, and species diversity of the region are presented and compared. Distribution of species in other regions of Turkey and zoogeographical regions are included, and the zoogeographical statuses of species are discussed. European and Middle Eastern species compose the most of the collected species. Since the region is transition between Caucasia and Europe through the Anatolian peninsula, species composition reflects the regional characters, and consequently, represents this pathway.