Faunistical, ecological and zoogeographical evaluations on the dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) of Kutahya province (Turkey)

ŞENYÜZ Y., Sahin Y.

TURKIYE ENTOMOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY, vol.37, no.4, pp.433-448, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.433-448
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study was to understand the faunistical, ecological and zoogeographical position of the dung beetle fauna of the Kutahya (Turkey). In this study, 21 dung beetle species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) belonging to 9 genera from Kutahya Province in the Aegean region of Turkey were collected between March 2003 and July 2004. Among them, Scarabaeus carinatus Gebler, 1841 is a new record for the fauna of Turkey. Two species are here recorded for the first time from the Aegean region and 21 species from the research area. In addition, chorotypes, distributions in Turkey and the Palaearctic region and habitats of each species are given. A list of sampling sites, chorotypes of species, chorological categories and percentage, main chorotypes and percentage, distribution of species according to tribe, distribution of species according to genera, and numbers of the species in different months, are given in tables and figures for the collected species.