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Published: 2022-04-14

Additions to the knowledge of the diversity of darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) from Turkey with new records and taxonomic notes

Precaspian Institute of Biological Resources of the Daghestan Federal Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences, M. Gadzhiev Str. 45, Makhachkala, Republic of Dagestan, 367000, Russia
Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Iğdır University, Iğdır, 76000 Turkey
Atatürk University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Plant Protection, and Biodiversity Application and Research Center, 25240, Erzurum-Turkey
Coleoptera Tenebrionidae fauna new records Turkey

Abstract

This study is based on the material of darkling beetles (Tenebrionidae) collected from different localities of Turkey between 1966 and 2020 and deposited in Biodiversity Science Museum, Atatürk University (Erzurum, Turkey). In total, 80 species and subspecies of the family Tenebrionidae were listed. The following five species are recorded for Turkey for the first time: Cyphostethe (Cyphostethoides) semenovi Bogatchev, 1947, Zophosis (Septentriophosis) rugosa Faldermann, 1837, Penthicus (Discotus) dilectans (Faldermann, 1836), Penthicus (s. str.) rufescens rufescens (Mulsant et Rey, 1859) and Scleropatroides hirtulus (Baudi di Selve, 1876). In addition, new localities have been indicated for many species and subspecies, which have already been reported from Turkey. The new synonymy is proposed: Blaps tibialis Reiche & Saulcy, 1857 = Blaps ecaudata Seidlitz, 1893, syn. nov. The invasive population of the Mediterranean species Euboeus mimonti Boieldieu, 1865 was found in Erzurum but the species has not naturalised in Eastern Anatolia.

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