Authors: CELALETTİN GÖZÜAÇIK, MUSTAFA GÜLLÜ, TUNCAY TÜRKEŞ, AYDA KONUKSAL
Abstract: This study was carried out to determine the spider fauna in barley and wheat fields of Northern Cyprus. It was conducted in 36 cereal fields of 24 villages in the Lefkoşa, Girne, Güzelyurt, Gazimağusa, and İskele districts in the years 2012 and 2013. In the study, the Oxyopidae (2), Thomisidae (5), Salticidae (2), Araneidae (3), Philodromidae (2), Clubionidae (3), and Theridiidae (1) families from Araneae were determined. Seventeen of the 18 species, excluding Kochiura aulica (C. L. Koch), were found for the first time and included in the fauna of Northern Cyprus.
Keywords: Spider species, Araneae, barley, wheat, Northern Cyprus
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