Turkish Journal of Zoology




Studies so far conducted in Turkey on the species of Vespoidea were reviewed. Including the new taxa determined in this study, a total of 234 species and 48 subspecies belonging to 51 genera have been recorded in Turkey so far. The new records for Turkish fauna are Alastor esfandiarii Giordani Soika, Brachyodynerus kopetdagicus Kostylev and Ischnogasteroides picteci tenuis (Morawitz) in the family Eumenidae. Important diagnostic characters of these species and subspecies are described and shown in figures. Furthermore, it was determined that 2 genera, 57 species and 25 subspecies had type localities in Turkey. In addition, new localities were found for some species and subspecies previously known in Turkey.

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