Lygaeinae of Turkey (Heteroptera, Lygaeidae)

Cagatay N.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 44: 167-179, 1995
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Abstract: The subfamily Lygaeinae is represented in Turkey by 8 genera and 17 species (Hoberlandt; 1955, Tuatay et al.; 1972, Lodos et al., 1978). In the present study the male genitalia,pygop­hore, paramere and phallus of Arocatus longiceps Stal, 1872, A. melanocephalus (Fabricius; 1798), Melanocoryphus albomaculatus (Goeze, 1778), M. tristrami (Douglas and Scott , 1868), Horvathiolus superbus (Pollich, 1781) and Paranysius fraterculus Horvath , 1895 were examined and their systematic importance attempted to be shown. Besides brief morphological description and distributions of them were given with diagnostic key for the species recorded from Turkey. Tropidothorax leucopterus (Goeze, 1778), Spilostethus saxatilis (Scopoli, 1763), Spilostethus panderus (Scopoli, 1763), Lygaeus equestris (Linnaeus, 1758), Lygaeus creticus Lucas, 1854, Graptostehus servus (Fabricius, 1787), Caenocoris nerii (German, 1847) were previously examined by the author (Aysev 1974) so they were given with additional records only. Besides Paranysius fraterculus Horváth, 1895, found to be new record for Turkey.
Key words: Heteroptera, Lygaeidae, Turkey, taxonomy, keys, faunistics.