Authors: FEZA CAN CENGİZ
Abstract: The aim of the present study, which was performed in 2003 and 2005 in Sinop, Kastamonu, Samsun, Amasya, Tokat, Ordu, Giresun, Gümüşhane, and Trabzon provinces, located in the middle and eastern Black Sea regions of Turkey, is to determine the species belonging to Geometridae family. Sweep net and light traps were used to collect the samples. Totally 76 species belonging to 59 genera in 5 subfamilies of the Geometridae family were identified. It is determined in the present study that the following number of species were found to be the first record for the fauna of the provinces from which they were collected: 19 species among 23 in Sinop, 5 species among 6 in Kastamonu, 1 species in Samsun, 4 species among 10 in Amasya, 16 species among 19 in Tokat, 14 species among 18 in Ordu, all of 4 species in Giresun, 6 species among 7 in Gümüşhane, and 34 species among 51 in Trabzon.
Keywords: Lepidoptera, Geometridae, fauna, Black Sea region, Turkey
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