Contribution to the Knowledge of Ensifera (Insecta: Orthoptera) Fauna of Turkey

Authors

  • Abbas Mol
  • Mehmet Sait Taylan
  • Eyüp Demir
  • Deniz Şirin

Keywords:

Orthoptera, Ensifera, Tettigoniidae, Gryllidae, Gryllotalpidae, endemism, Turkey

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Abbas Mol

Guzelyurt Vocational School, Aksaray University, Aksaray, TURKIYE

Mehmet Sait Taylan

The Society of Anatolian Speleology, İstanbul, TURKEY

Eyüp Demir

Department of Biology, Faculty of Art and Science, University of Namık Kemal, Tekirdağ, TURKIYE

Deniz Şirin

Department of Biology, Faculty of Art and Science, University of Namık Kemal, Tekirdağ, TURKIYE

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Published

2016-03-28

How to Cite

Mol, A., Taylan, M. S., Demir, E., & Şirin, D. (2016). Contribution to the Knowledge of Ensifera (Insecta: Orthoptera) Fauna of Turkey. Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 18(1), 75–98. Retrieved from https://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/960

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Journal of the Entomological Research Society