Contribution to the Knowledge of Ensifera (Insecta: Orthoptera) Fauna of Turkey
Keywords:Orthoptera, Ensifera, Tettigoniidae, Gryllidae, Gryllotalpidae, endemism, Turkey
In this study which contributes to the distribution of species of Ensifera (Insecta: Orthoptera), which are known as bush-crickets, in Turkey, specimens of Tettigoniidae, Gryllidae and Gryllotalpidae (Orthoptera) collected from Turkey and preserved in Aksaray University and Namč±k Kemal University have been examined. As a result, a total of 117 species-subspecies belonging to 37 genera of the family Tettigoniidae, 6 species belonging to five genera of the family Gryllidae and one species belonging to one genus of the family Gryllotalpidae have been determined from the examined material. Of these species, 67 species are endemic to Turkey, and 12 are harmful to agricultural crops.
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