Faunistical and ecological investigations on water scavenger
beetles (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) of Isparta Province, Turkey, Pakistan J.
As silane-curing adhesives and sealants react with water, water scavengers
are an essential component in such products.
31.45%, Watersnipe Fly larvae (Anterix sp.) 35.62%, Predacious Diving Beetle (Cybister sp.) 33.98%, Housefly larvae (Tabanus sp.) 28.16%, Water Scavenger Beetle (Hydrophilus sp.) 43.19%, and Solitary Midges (Thaumalea sp.) i.e.
27.70%, Housefly larvae (Tabanus sp.) 29.46%, Water Scavenger Beetle (Hydrophilus sp.) 36.47%, and Solitary Midges (Thaumalea sp.) i.e.
mosquitoes, brine flies and hover flies were positively correlated with amount of plant cover, and water boatmen, midges and water scavenger beetles were negatively correlated with plant cover.
As a result of collection surveys performed in the study area 33 species and 2 subspecies of water scavenger beetles belonging to 14 genera were identified (Table I).
Table I.- Species list relative abundance and habitat preferences of water scavenger beetles sampled from Isparta province (N: Number of specimens R: Relative abundance).
Water scavenger beetles###N###R (%)###Habitat preferences
Consequently in the present study a total of 35 taxa belonging to water scavenger beetles were listed from Isparta together with general habitat preferences of which 28 were firstly reported from the region.