Pholidoptera aptera bulgarica Maran, 1953

Ünal, Mustafa, 2018, Tettigoniinae (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) from Turkey with key to genera and descriptions of six new species, Zootaxa 4432 (1), pp. 1-66: 28-29

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Pholidoptera aptera bulgarica Maran, 1953


Pholidoptera aptera bulgarica Maran, 1953 

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Material examined. TURKEY: Kırklareli, Pınarhisar yolu, Yenica Köyü , 820 m, 20.7.2010, 1 male, 1 female  ; Kırklareli, Kofçaz, Kula Köyü , 21.7.2010, 1 female (leg. M. Ünal) (AİBÜEM). 

Remarks. Pholidoptera aptera (Fabricius, 1793)  was recorded from European Turkey for the first time by Karabağ (1958) who gave one more record from the same region ( Karabağ, 1964). This taxon has never been found from the Anatolian part of Turkey in spite of many extensive studies carried out (including the author’s). On the other hand Mol et al. (2016) recorded P. aptera  from Amasya Province after a single nymph which is very probably a misidentification. The populations in the European Turkey belong to this subspecies which is the first record for Turkey.