Longhorned beetles of Ankara region in Turkey (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

Abstract :

This work is the first attempt for entire longhorned beetles fauna of Ankara. All known taxa from Ankara province are given with some new faunistical data in the present text. Aegosoma scabricorne (Scopoli, 1763) for subfamily Prioninae, Chlorophorus cursor Rapuzzi & Sama, 1999 and Chlorophorus trifasciatus (Fabricius, 1781) for subfamily Cerambycinae and Oberea oculata (Linnaeus, 1758) for subfamily Lamiinae are recorded for the first time for Ankara’s fauna. Longhorned beetles fauna of this region is about one fifth (20 %) of the fauna of Turkey, while the territorial area of Ankara is 3.19 % of whole Turkey. This work is introduced that Ankara’s fauna is important for Turkey and is one of the richest faunas among the other Turkish provinces. A simple faunistical list for Ankara is also presented at the end of this work.

Keyword :

Cerambycidae, Coleoptera, fauna, new records, Ankara, Turkey

Author(s) : Özdikmen, H., Turgut, S., Güzel, S.
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Published Issue : 2009 Vol. 4 Number 1

2009 Vol. 4 Number 1