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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2011 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 15 | Page No.: 1938-1946
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2011.1938.1946  
Lepidoptera Fauna in Artvin Province in North Black Sea Region of Turkey
Temel Gokturk
 
Abstract: The Lepidopteran species of Artvin province were investigated. To collect specimens, a sweep net and light traps were used. The butterfly species that were captured in Artvin centrum (Kafkasor, Sacinka, Melodagi, Seyitler), Ardanuc (Kutul, Meseli, Fidanlik), Arhavi, Hatila National park, Hopa (Cankurtaran, Kemalpasa), Murgul, Savsat (Sahara, Karagol), Yusufeli (Barhal, Yaylalar, Altiparmak, Kilickaya). In the end of the study, a total of 192 species belonging to 15 families of the order Lepidoptera were identified. The family Lycaenidae was represented by the highest number of species (62) followed by Satryridae (27), Nymphalidae (25) and Hesperiidae (20). Most of the species found in this study were captured in Yusufeli.
 
How to cite this article:
Temel Gokturk , 2011. Lepidoptera Fauna in Artvin Province in North Black Sea Region of Turkey. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 10: 1938-1946.
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2011.1938.1946
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=javaa.2011.1938.1946