Notes on the seasonal dynamics of some coprophagous Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) species in Manisa province, western Anatolia


ANLAS S., KEİTH D., TEZCAN S.

TURKIYE ENTOMOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY, cilt.35, ss.447-460, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Dergi Adı: TURKIYE ENTOMOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.447-460

Özet

The seasonal activity of the adult Scarabaeid (Laparosticti) beetles was monitored in 2004 and 2006 in two locations situated in different altitudes (600 m and 900 m) near Dagmarmara, Manisa province, western Turkey. Totally 33 species belonging to the families Aphodiidae, Geotrupidae and Scarabaeidae of coprophagous Scarabaeoidea are recorded in cow dung in the two localities. In the first four species with the following numbers as percentage of the total catch: Aphodius (s. str.) fimetarius (Linnaeus, 1758), 19.2 %; Onthophagus (Palaeonthophagus) ruficapillus Brulle, 1832, 18.8 %; Onthophagus (s. str.) taurus (Schreber, 1759), 12 % and Onthophagus (Palaeonthophagus) medius (Kugelann, 1792), 8.7 %. Seasonal dynamics of these recorded species are evaluated and compared with published results from mainly Europe.