Leaf beetles of Kayseri province with new and interesting data for Turkey: Part I - Subfamilies Donaciinae to Galerucinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

Abstract :

The paper presents updated fauna of Donaciinae, Criocerinae, Clytrinae, Cryptocephalinae, Eumolpinae, Chrysomelinae and Galerucinae subfamilies of Kayseri province with new and interesting data. In the present study, a total of 2647 leaf beetle specimens were collected and evaluated from various localities in Kayseri province in 2015-2019. Accordingly, the current fauna of Kayseri province includes 103 species (including previously known species) of 32 genera belonging to these subfamilies. With the present study, 83 species which 45 of them are also previously known species, are studied and evaluated, thus, the known fauna of Kayseri province was increased 37 percent. A total of 37 taxa which 17 of them are the little-known or rare taxa, are recorded as new to Kayseri province, while 3 species as Donacia kraatzi Weise, Smaragdina judaica (Lefevre) and Nymphius stylifer (Weise) are reported from Central Anatolian region of Turkey for the first time. In addition, Labidostomis korbi Weise, 1902 is objectively recorded for the first time after about 120 years from its original description, and Smaragdina affinis affinis (Illiger, 1794) is recorded for the second time after 46 years from its first record in Turkey. Moreover, a new species and a new subspecies described recently as Hydrothassa anatolica Coral-Şahin & Özdikmen, 2019 and Chrysolina sanguineocincta pinarbasiense Özdikmen, Coral-Şahin & Bal, 2020 were discovered on the bases of the specimens presented in the present study.

Keyword :

Chrysomeloidea, Chrysomelidae, new data, fauna, Kayseri, Turkey

Author(s) : Özdikmen, H., Coral Şahin, D.
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Published Issue : 2021 Vol. 16 Supplement

2021 Vol. 16 Supplement