An evalution on Coleoptera (Insecta) species collected by pitfall traps in Karabiga (Çanakkale province) of Turkey

Abstract :

This study was carried out by pitfall traps to determine Coleoptera species on 10 sampling zones at different biotopes occupied by plantation, oak and meadow from May to December of 2009 and from March to October of 2010 in Karabiga (Çanakkale province). During field studies, the samples were collected by using 7 pieces of pitfall traps by random parcellation in each sampling zone and then determined in laboratuary. As a result of this study, 29 species and 1 subspecies belonging to five families of Coleoptera were determined. These were Harpalus smaragdinus Duftschmid, 1812; H. distinguendus Duftschmid, 1812; Dixus obscurus Dejean, 1825; Ditomus calydonius Rossi, 1790; Brachinus explodens Duftschmid, 1812; B. crepitans Linnaeus, 1758; Nebria brevicollis Fabricius, 1792; Poecilus cupreus Linnaeus, 1758; Carabus coriaceus Linnaeus, 1758; C. graecus Dejean, 1826; Chlaenius festivus Panzer, 1796; Calathus libanensis Putzeys, 1873; C. longicollis Motschulsky, 1864; C. erythroderus Gemminger & Harold, 1868; Olisthopus fuscatus Dejean, 1828; Pristonychus conspicuus Waltl, 1838; Broscus nobilis Dejean, 1828 (Carabidae); Dailognatha quadricollis Eschscholtz, 1829; Cossyphus tauricus Steven, 1829; Pedinus strabonis Seidlitz, 1893; Gonocephalum costatum Brullé, 1832; Blaps tibialis Reiche, 1857; Probaticus tenebricosus Brullé, 1832 (Tenebrionidae); Pittonotus theseus Germar, 1817; Drasterius bimaculatus Rossi, 1790; Melanotus fusciceps Gyllenhal, 1817 (Elateridae); Silpha obscura orientalis Brullé, 1832 (Silphidae); Ocypus curtipennis Motschulsky, 1864; Quedius levicollis Brullé, 1832; Tasgius morsitans Rossi, 1790 (Staphylinidae)

Keyword :

Coleoptera, pitfall trap, Karabiga, Çanakkale, Turkey

Author(s) : Surgut, H., Varlı, S. V.
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Published Issue : 2012 Vol. 7 Number 1

2012 Vol. 7 Number 1