Faunistic study on two sister plain (Bafra and Çarşamba) aquatic Coleoptera fauna in Turkey: Two similar geography but rather different fauna, with a new record

Abstract :

50 species of aquatic Coleoptera belonging to five families and 24 genera, were collected from the Bafra and Çarşamba plain (Samsun province) in the North part of Turkey, between May 2007-June 2008 have been established and compared faunistically. Rather different fauna have been found in both plain respectively. Helophorus strigifrons Thomson, 1868 is recorded from Turkey for the first time. All species are newly recorded from the research area.

Keyword :

Aquatic Coleoptera, Faunistics, Samsun Province, Plains, Turkey

Author(s) : Darılmaz, M., Mart, A., Polat, A., Karaca, H.
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Published Issue : 2009 Vol. 4 Number 1

2009 Vol. 4 Number 1