Niche Modelling Study on Six Elateridae (Coleoptera) Species in Turkey

Kabalak M., Karacaoğlu Ç.

4th International Forest Entomology and Pathology Symposium (ENFITO 2022), Trabzon, Turkey, 12 - 14 May 2022, pp.23-30

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Trabzon
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.23-30
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The main purpose of this study is to make Ecological Niche Modeling (ENM) for Athous haemorrhoidalis,
Cardiophorus nigratissimus, Drasterius bimaculatus, Nothodes parvulus, Peripontius omissus and
Peripontius terminatus species within the scope of Tübitak project carried out in the Inner Western Anatolia
region. ENM’s for possible current
and future distributional scenarios of examined species are created by
Maxent Software. Possible suitable habitats in 2050 and 2070 for the species are calculated according to
IPCC5 Climate scenarios. AUC value greater than 0.5 indicates that the model result is different from a
random estimate. AUCs value is 0.65 for
Athous haemorrhoidalis, 0.73 for Cardiophorus nigratissimus,
0.72 for
Drasterius bimaculatus, 0.78 for Nothodes parvulus, 0.77 for Peripontius omissus and 0.85 for
Peripontius terminatus. Cardiophorus nigratissimus is xerophilic species, Athous haemorrhoidalis,
Drasterius bimaculatus, Nothodes parvulus, Peripontius omissus, and Peripontius terminatus, prefer
humid habitats. As a result of ENM, we can state that suitable habitats of all examined species could
decrease in future estimations