New Faunistic Record of Horse Flies (Diptera: Tabanidae) in Turkey

Authors

  • Ferhat Altunsoy
  • Yavuz Ali Kılıç

Keywords:

Tabanidae, Tabanus terterjani, New Record, Diptera, Turkey

Abstract

Horseflies are known worldwide as important mechanical vectors of virus, bacteria, protozoans and helminthes, which cause diseases in many wild and domestic animals, even human. Tabanidae is representing with 165 species and 13 subspecies in Turkey. In this study, 134 ♀ and 17♂ Tabanus terterjani (Andreva & Zeynalova, 2002) which is a new record for the Turkish fauna, were collected from different location in Turkey. The morphological characteristics are described. The taxonomical features of the species are compared with holotype specimens.

Author Biographies

Ferhat Altunsoy

Biology

Yavuz Ali Kılıç

Biology

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Published

2010-07-12

How to Cite

Altunsoy, F., & Kılıç, Y. A. (2010). New Faunistic Record of Horse Flies (Diptera: Tabanidae) in Turkey. Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 12(2), 109–111. Retrieved from https://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/215

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Journal of the Entomological Research Society