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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2017, Vol 17, Num, 4     (Pages: 777-787)

Aquatic Beetles (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae, Helophoridae) of İzmir, Manisa and Aydın Provinces (Turkey) with New Locality Records for the Aegean Region

Ayçin Yılmaz Akünal 1 ,Ebru Gül Aslan 2

1 Selçuk University, Beyşehir Ali Akkanat School of Applied Sciences, Department of Emergency and Disaster Management, Beyşehir/Konya, 42700, Turkey
2 Süleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, Isparta 32260, Turkey
DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v17_4_13 Viewed : 572 - Downloaded : 544 Species composition of Hydrophilidae and Helophoridae (Coleoptera) gathered from İzmir, Manisa and Aydın provinces located in the Aegean Region of Turkey were determined in this study. Field surveys were conducted between May- November 2013 and February-November 2014. Totally, 30 species belonging to 8 genera were recorded from the study areas; 21 from Hydrophilidae and 9 from Helophoridae. Among them 15 are (50% of whole collected taxa) firstly reported from the Aegean Region of Turkey. All species were presented with updated Turkey distributions. Keywords : Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae, Helophoridae, Aegean Region, Turkey