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Centre for Entomological Studies Ankara

Nr.4, November 2000

"News of the month" appears monthly in the internet only. Maintained by Prof. Dr. Ahmet Ömer Koçak

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Cesa is an independent international research Centre, Museum and Library-

founder: Prof. Dr. Ahmet Ömer Koçak

"The truest guide in the world is the science" (Mustafa Kemal Atatürk)

" Ignorance is the curse of God, knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven" (Shakespeare)

 Do you know?

  Foreigners must submit their application forms to the Turkish Embassy in their own country, if they want to carry out a research - or hunting, collecting insects, picking flowery plants etc. as hobby (!?) - in Turkey.


Apollo Books Book Reviews


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"Science Citation Index" against ICZN, and list of "worthless" Biological journals in the World


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CDs under preparations

Researches on the database of the Holarctic butterflies are continuing.


Amateurs with Ms. Banu Tolan!


CLOUDED YELLOW (Colias crocea)

I wonder if you have ever seen this very handsome butterfly alive. Very likely you have not, for although just now and then it is very common indeed; sometimes, you may look for it summer without seeing it at all. It makes its appearance from March to November in two or more generations, and the best places in which to look for it are clover and Lucerne fields. But it is also very fond of flying about on railway banks, practically in warm and hot places where flowery plants are abundant; and if you try to chase it there you will find that you will have to run very hard indeed if you want to catch it!

Eggs are laid on the upperside of the leaves. The caterpillar of the Clouded Yellow butterfly is of a bright grass- green colour, with a white line on each side, marked with yellow and orange. It feeds on the leaves of lucerne, trefoils, and clover in almost all months of the year; then changes into a green chrysalis shaped something like that of a "large white," with a pale yellow stripe on each side, and a number of black and reddish- brown spots.



News from Abroad

A scientific agreement between Cesa and the Institute of Zoology, Almaty have been signed. For further information see : Kazachstan Studies

List of the Species Recorded from Kungey Ala Tau

We are very much obliged to Dr. Ablahet Kamalov, Mrs. Mahinur Srailova and Mrs. Shemskamer İmincaniva for their kind hospitalities during our scientific researches in Kazachstan in 1999 and 2000. Ahmet O.Kocak & Muhabbet Kemal


Butterflies of the South- East Turkey* A CD-Rom under preparation.


If a country doesn't respect to its own vernacular, other neighbours are never obligated to give some regards to it. Why we used Uighurian language for the publication "Butterflies of Ankara Province" ? Reasons are in the internet now. Details



 * Internet Directory for Botany * Botany Encyclopedia *Botany Journals On The WWW * World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Botany (Biosciences) * Major Biomes of the World * Herbarium of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew * Department of Plant Physiology /DK


Links to the Protozoa * Links to the Biochemistry * Biogeography*


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