Oribatid mite fauna (Acari) of Cat Forest, Sivas Province, Turkey


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TOLUK A. , Akin A. T.

TURKIYE ENTOMOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY, cilt.41, ss.293-307, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 41 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.16970/entoted.322866
  • Dergi Adı: TURKIYE ENTOMOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.293-307

Özet

In this study, the oribatid mite fauna of Cat Forest, Sivas Province, Turkey extracting mites from soil, litter, moss, lichen and tree bark samples taken from 368 different localities in 2014 were investigated. Twenty-four species from 23 genera and 17 families of oribatid mites were found. Among them, two genera (Bipassalozetes, Metabelba) and eight species [Licnodamaeus pulcherrimus (Paoli, 1908), Licnobelba latiflabellata (Paoli, 1908), Eupterotegaeus ornatissimus (Berlese, 1908), Metabelba (Metabelba) papillipes (Nicolet, 1855), Damaeolus bregetovae Csiszar, 1962, Passalozetes (Passalozetes) inlenticulatus Mihelcic, 1959, Camisia horrida (Hermann, 1804) and Bipassalozetes (Bipassalozetes) perforatus (Berlese, 1910)] were new records for Turkey. For all new records, SEM pictures of morphological characters, as well as chorotypes for each species are provided.