On the zoogeographical distribution of the genus Agathis Latreille, 1804 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Agathidinae) in Turkey

Authors

  • Özlem ÇETİN ERDOčžAN
  • Cornelius van ACHTERBERG
  • Ahmet BEYARSLAN

Keywords:

Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Agathidinae, Agathis, zoogeography, Turkey, chorotype

Abstract

The distribution of Agathis Latreille (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Agathidinae) species within the main chorotypes of the Holarctic Region in Turkey is presented on  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  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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Published

2009-02-04

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ÇETİN ERDOčžAN, Özlem, van ACHTERBERG, C., & BEYARSLAN, A. (2009). On the zoogeographical distribution of the genus Agathis Latreille, 1804 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Agathidinae) in Turkey. Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 11(1), 17–25. Retrieved from https://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/34

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Journal of the Entomological Research Society