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Abstract

Contribution to the knowledge of the Dermestidae (Coleoptera) fauna of Turkey.

Abstract

This study is based upon material of the family Dermestidae collected from different localities in Turkey between 1965 and 2012. The study resulted in the recording for the Turkish fauna of 28 species of 6 genera belonging to 3 subfamilies (Attageninae, Dermestinae, Megatominae) within the family Dermestidae. Among them, Attagenus unicolor unicolor (Brahm, 1791), Anthrenus scrophulariae scrophulariae (Linnaeus, 1758), and Anthrenus goliath Saulcy in Mulsant & Rey, 1868 have been found to be the most abundant and widespread species. Separately, Anthrenus eichleri Kadej & Háva, 2006 is a new record for the Turkish fauna. In addition, new localities are added for some species previously reported for Turkey.