Skip to main content Skip to main navigation menu Skip to site footer
Type: Article
Published: 2024-02-13
Page range: 280-288
Abstract views: 13
PDF downloaded: 1

A new Haplidia Hope, 1837 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) from the coast of south-western Turkey

Museo di Storia Naturale di Venezia Giancarlo Ligabue; S. Croce 1730; 30135 Venezia; Italy
Gazi University Faculty of Sciences Department of Biology; 06500; Ankara; Türkiye
Coleoptera rhizotrogini anatolia taxonomy new species beach sand coastal fauna


A new species of Haplidia is described from the coastal area of Antalya, south western Turkey. Based on the peculiar morphology of paramera Haplidia fausta, new species, belongs to Baraud’s group 3, and is well distinct from all other species belonging to the same group for several traits of both external morphology and paramera. The only locality of observation is an area with sandy soil, covered by loose grassy vegetation and sparse bushes and pines stands at a few hundred meters from the shoreline.



  1. Baraud, J. (1988) Contribution à l’étude du genre Haplidia Hope (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Melolonthidae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie, 95 (2), 539–580.
  2. Baraud, J. (1990) Description de deux nouvelles espèces du genre Haplidia Hope. Nouvelle Revue d’Entomologie, New Series, 7, 159–162.
  3. Bezděk, A. (2016) Tribe Rhizotrogini Burmeister, 1855. In: Löbl, I. & Löbl, D. (Eds.), Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 3. Scarabaeoidea, Scirtoidea, Dascilloidea, Buprestoidea, Byrrhoidea. Revised and Updated Edition. Brill, Leiden and Boston, pp. 249–280.
  4. European Environment Agency (EEA) (2023) European Nature Information System, EUNIS. Available from: (accessed 22 May 2023)
  5. Miessen, G. (2016) Essais sur le genre Aplidia Hope 1837 à Chypre et commentaires sur quelques espèces limitrophes (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea, Melolonthidae, Rhizotrogini). Entomologie Faunistique—Faunistic Entomology, 69, 57–73.
  6. Montreuil, O., Uliana, M. & Sehnal, R. (2020) The genus Haplidia Hope in Lebanon (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae: Rhizotrogini). Zootaxa, 4718 (4), 536–548.