Authors: HALİL BOLU, İNANÇ ÖZGEN, ABDULLAH BAYRAM
Abstract: This research was carried out in almond orchards (Amygdalus sp.) in Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia in 2003 in order to determine the spider fauna. Among the 129 specimens collected, 21 species belonging to 16 genera and 9 families were recorded at 10 localities with more spiders in the almond orchards in these regions. Among the species, Atea sturmi (Hahn, 1831) is a new record for the araneo-fauna of Turkey. The study was the first on spider fauna in almond orchards in Turkey.
Keywords: Spider, Araneae, almond orchard, fauna, bio-control, Turkey
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