African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6691

Full Length Research Paper

A faunistic and ecological study on Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea (Lepidoptera) of Sultandağları Mountains (Afyonkarahisar/Turkey)

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Letters, Mersin University, 33110 Mersin, Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 04 March 2013
  •  Published: 02 May 2013


In this study, the fauna of Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea (Lepidoptera) from SultandaÄŸları Mountains, Afyonkarahisar province, in Turkey were investigated. Field collections were conducted between March and August from 1997 to 2001. Individuals were collected from 110 field surveys. The specimens belonged to 131 species in seven families, including Papilionidae (6 species), Pieridae (17), Libytheidae (1), Argynnidae (21), Satyridae (24), Lycaenidae (45), and Hesperiidae (17). Tomares nesimachus (Oberthür, 1893) was identified for the first time in Afyonkarahisar and fourteen of the 131 species were new records for the Lepidoptera fauna of SultandaÄŸları Mountains.

Key words: Butterfly, fauna, Sultandağı, Çay, SultandaÄŸları, biodiversity, Turkey.