Contribution to the Knowledge on the Distribution of Chironomidae and Chaoboridae (Diptera: Insecta) Species of Lakes on Taurus Mountain Range (Turkey)
Keywords:Chironomidae, Chaoboridae, Fauna, Taurus Mountains, Turkey
In order to identify the Chironomidae and Chaoboridae fauna of 11 high altitude lakes located in the Taurus Mountains Range in south-west Anatolia (Turkey), two expeditions were conducted in July 1996 and July 1997. As a result, a total of 19 taxa were determined; of them 17 taxa belong to Chironomidae and two to Chaoboridae. All the recorded taxa are firstly recorded from the study area. The ecological requirements and the distribution of the identified species are presented.
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