Distribution and diversity of ground beetles in Baskonus mountain National Park of Turkey

Avgin S.

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY, vol.27, no.3, pp.515-521, 2006 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.515-521


This study was carried out in National Park Ba konuq Mountain (Kahramanmara, Turkey), in Mediterranean region from April to October of 2004 and 2005. A total 31 species of ground beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae) were recorded in the pitfall traps. Among them, Carabus (Archicarabus) gotschi caramanus Fairmaire, 1886, Carabus (Procrustes) coriaceus mopsucrenae Peyron, 1858 and Nebria (Nebria) hemprichi Klug, 1832 were the most abundant species. Distribution, diversity and monthly distribution of species in steppes, forest edge and forest interior, and chorotypes and ecology of these species were separately given in this study. It was recorded that the diversity of ground beetles was significantly higher in the forest edge and steppes than in the forest interior There was no significant difference in the diversity of ground beetles in the steppes and the forest edge.