African Journal of

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12278

Full Length Research Paper

Light trap surveys for moths in Sile region of Istanbul, Turkey

Hamit Ayberk*, Ahmet Hakyemez and Huseyin Cebeci
Department of Forest Entomology and Protection, Faculty of Forestry, Istanbul University, 34473 Bahcekoy, Sariyer, Istanbul, Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 25 June 2010
  •  Published: 31 July 2010


In this study, Heterocera species collected by light trap method in Sile region, Istanbul province, Turkey during the years of 2007 - 2008 was evaluated. A total of 194 specimens were collected from 48 different locations in Sile. According to identification results, 70 species belonging to 15 families were recorded. The family Noctuidae was represented by the highest number of species (26), followed by Geometridae (16) and Notodontidae (6).


Key words: Light traps, moths, fauna, Sile.