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    Abstract - Issue Oct 2007, 28 (4)                                     Back


Hawk moths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) of Turkey and their zoogeographical distribution


E. Akkuzu*1, H. Ayberk2 and S. Inac3


1Faculty of Forestry, Kafkas University, Artvin -08000, Turkey

2Faculty of Forestry, Istanbul University, Istanbul -34473, Turkey

3Faculty of Forestry, Kahramanmara Sutcu Imam University, Kahramanmaras -46100, Turkey

(Received: April 13, 2006 ; Revised received: November 03, 2006 ; Accepted: December 06, 2006)

Abstract: The family Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) has 63 species in the western Palaearctic Region of the world. Thirtyfour out of 63 species present in Turkey either permanently or temporarily. The subfamilies Smerinthinae, Sphinginae and Macroglossinae are consisted of 7, 4, and 23 species respectively. Ten out of 34 species were captured in the field. Available knowledge of Sphingidae of Turkey was evaluated and summarized with this study as well.

Key words:†† Sphingidae, Zoogeography, Turkey

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