New Records of Longhorn Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in Strandzha Mountain, Bulgaria and Turkey

  • Georgi Georgiev Forest Research Institute, Sofia
  • Ilia Gjonov Biological Faculty of Sofia University ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’, Sofia
  • Vladimir Sakalian Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research
Keywords: Cerambycidae, Strandzha Mt., Bulgaria, Turkey, new records

Abstract

During the period 2004-2011, the longhorn beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) of Strandzha were collected and studied in Bulgarian and Turkish parts of the mountain. Unidentified biological materials were also investigated in four entomological collections in Bulgaria: Forest Research Institute – Sofia; Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research – Sofia; National Museum of Natural History – Sofia; University of Forestry – Sofia. As a result, 73 taxa of longhorn beetles from 4 subfamilies were established: Prioninae (1 species); Lepturinae (11 species and 13 subspecies), Cerambycidae (9 species and 9 subspecies) and Lamiinae (17 species and 13 subspecies). In Bulgarian part of Strandzha 61 taxa (36 species and 25 subspecies) were found, and in Turkish part – 32 taxa (17 species and 15 subspecies). Thirteen taxa (6 species and 7 subspecies) are new records for Bulgarian part of Strandzha Mt., and 22 two taxa (11 species and 11 subspecies) – new for Turkish part. Six taxa were found for first time and are new records for European part of Turkey: Stictoleptura maculicornis (DeGeer), Agapanthia maculicornis maculicornis (Gyllenhal), Dorcadion pedestre pedestre (Poda), Phytoecia praetextata praetextata (Steven), Phytoecia pubescens Pic and Phytoecia hirsutula hirsutula (Frölich). Nowadays, the complex of longhorn beetles in Bulgarian and Turkish parts of Strandzha Mt. includes 121 and 79 taxa, respectively. With new records the total number of cerambycids in Strandzha Mt. reached up 142 taxa.
Published
2015-07-31
How to Cite
Georgiev, G., Gjonov, I., & Sakalian, V. (2015). New Records of Longhorn Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in Strandzha Mountain, Bulgaria and Turkey. Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 17(2), 73-88. Retrieved from http://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/845
Section
Journal of the Entomological Research Society