How similar is the saproxylic beetle fauna on old oaks (Quercus spp.) in Turkey and Sweden?
2008 (English)In: Revue de Ecologie-La Terre et la Vie, ISSN 0249-7395, Vol. 10, 91-99 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The number of old oaks has decreased during the last century and the saproxylic insectsassociated with the oak are one of the most endangered organism group all over Europe and Turkey. Thebeetle fauna on old hollow oaks was studied in Sweden and Turkey with window- and pit-fall traps. The mostspecies rich families in the study were Anobidae and Tenebrionidae. The number of saproxylic beetle specieswas higher at the Turkish sites in comparison with the Swedish. This was most obvious for the familiesElateridae, Cleridae, Anobiidae and Tenebrionidae. The overlap among the saproxylic beetle species at thesites in Turkey and Sweden was small. Only 14 (8%) of the 166 species found were shared between the sitesin the two countries, most of them being Tenebrionidae. Many of the found beetle species are very rare andcan be found on national redlists in many European countries. One good example is the Violet click beetle(Limoniscus violaceus) found at one of the Turkish sites. It is a very rare beetle all over its European rangeand is listed in Annexe II of the EC Habitat Directive. Three species from the family Staphylinidae were newto science and have been described as Hesperus gozukarai, H. turcicus and H. auricomus.
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Societe Nationale de Protection de la Nature , 2008. Vol. 10, 91-99 p.
Saproxylics, old oaks, comparison, Europe
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-81857OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-81857DiVA: diva2:556082