Dermaptera fauna of the ecologically managed cherry orchards in western Turkey

Abstract :

Four species, Forficula auricularia Linnaeus, 1758, F. lurida Fischer, 1853, F. smyrnensis Serville, 1839 and Guanchia hincksi (Burr, 1947), belonging to family Forficulidae (Dermaptera) were recorded in ecologically managed cherry orchards (Cerasus avium (L.)) located in Muradiye (Manisa) and Oren (Izmir), western Turkey. Specimens were collected mainly by fermenting bait traps and pitfall traps, and beating of the vegetation. Forficula smyrnensis was the most abundant species. It was recorded for the first time Manisa province, and Guanchia hincksi was recorded for the first time from Izmir province


Keyword :

Forficula, Guanchia, Cerasus avium, Forficulidae, Dermaptera, fauna, Turkey


Author(s) : Tezcan, S., Kocarek, P.
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Published Issue : 2009 Vol. 4 Number 2


2009 Vol. 4 Number 2