Notes on Seasonal Dynamics of Paederus fuscipes Curtis, 1826 in Western Anatolia, Turkey (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae)

Sinan Anlaş1*, İnanç Özgen2, Ersen A. Yağmur1, Semih Örgel3

1 - Celal Bayar University, Alaşehir Vocational School, TR-45600, Alaşehir, Manisa, TURKEY
2 - Fırat University, Engineering Faculty, Bioengineering Department, TR-23200, Elazığ, TURKEY
3 - Ege University, Science Faculty, Biology Department, TR-35100, Bornova, İzmir, TURKEY
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Abstract. The seasonal activity of Paederus fuscipes Curtis, 1826 was studied between MayNovember in 2013 and 2014 in ten localities situated of five provinces in western Anatolia, Turkey. In generally, their number start to increase from May, reaches a high level in early and mid-June, decreases in July and August, which is the dry season, and reaches the highest level in early and mid-September. It was determined that P. fuscipes reach large populations particularly wet and hot weather and after rain.
Key words: Staphylinidae, Paederinae, Paederus fuscipes, seasonal dynamics, western Anatolia, Turkey..

Ecologia Balkanica, 2017, vol. 9, Issue 1, pp. 29-37
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