On the zoogeographical distribution of the genus Agathis Latreille, 1804 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Agathidinae) in Turkey
Keywords:Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Agathidinae, Agathis, zoogeography, Turkey, chorotype
The distribution of Agathis Latreille (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Agathidinae) species within the main chorotypes of the Holarctic Region in Turkey is presented onÂ the basis of field-work in the period 1985-2005, collection studies and miscellaneous data from previous literature. Twenty one species belonging to Agathis are recorded. Turkish species constitute approximately 50% of the West Palearctic species of this genus. The majority of the species are associated with the Asiatic-European and Sibero-European chorotypes. Central Asiatic-Europeo-Mediterranean and Southwest Asiatic species are poorly represented in the Turkish fauna. Distributional data indicate that Agathis fischeri Zettel and Beyarslan, 2002, A. rubens Tobias, 1963, A. taurica Â Telenga, 1955 and A. zaisanica Tobias, 1963 are not a part of the main European fauna, but rather have an Asiatic distribution. A. gracilipes Helen, 1956 and A. zaisanica Tobias, 1963 are new records for the Turkish fauna.
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