Systematic and faunistic evaluation of machimus (Diptera, Asilidae) genus group of Middle Taurus Mountains

Thesis Type: Doctorate

Institution Of The Thesis: Gazi University, Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Turkey

Approval Date: 2011

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: Neslihan Alpay Aral

Supervisor: METİN AKTAŞ


In this study, 808 specimens (388 male and 420 female) belong to Machimus genus group collected between May-September 2006-2007 from Middle Taurus Mountains and this specimens were identified according to their outher morfological characters and male genitalia. As the end of this identification, specimens classified as 18 species which belong to Machimus genus group. Also in this study, 1 Machimus species [M. aberrans (Schiner, 1868)], 4 Tolmerus species [T. eximius Becker, 1923, T. fuscus (Macquart, 1839), T. lesinensis Palm, 1876, T. senex (Wiedemann in Meigen, 1820)] and 1 Eutolmus species [E. calopus (Loew, 1848)] were given for the first time from Turkey. Also specimens of Machimus group were evaluated in diagnose and systematic positions problems.