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Dr Stoyan Beshkov, entomologist, head of Invertebrates Department. Photo: (c) S. Beshkov
Dr Stoyan Beshkov, entomologist, head of Invertebrates Department. Photo: (c) S. Beshkov
Prime Butterfly Areas in Bulgaria — Identifying and describing the most important sites for butterflies in the country

Stoyan Beshkov

(Associate Professor Dr)
phone: (+359 89) 6869601; e-mail:

Born: 31 August 1962, Sofia.
Education: Department of Ecology and Nature Protection at the Sofia University ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’ (1987); biologist (1987—2001), PhD (2001), Associate Professor (since 2003).
Speciality: ecology, entomology.

Research interests


Faunistics, taxonomy and systematics of Balkan’s Noctuidae
Zoogeography of West Palaearctic Noctuidae
Troglophilous Lepidoptera
Macrolepidoptera of the Balkan Peninsula
Protection of the natural habitats of butterflies and moths
NATURA 2000 Network
Leafmining moths of the Balkan Peninsula as co-worker with Prof. Jaroslaw Buszko (Torun, Poland)

Field research


Macrolepidoptera of Bulgaria — since 1984
Eastern Rhodopi, SE Bulgaria — 1989—2001
Several (more than 18) years field research in Kresna Gorge, SW Bulgaria
‘Steneto’ National Park, Central Stara Planina Mts, BG — 1986—1993
Besaparskite Ridove Hills; Black Sea Coast; W Stara Planina Mts, etc. — since 1984
Lepidoptera of Turkey — 8 collecting trips since 1991
Lepidoptera of Macedonia and Greece — several trips since 1992
Macrolepidoptera of Albania — 6 trips since 1992
Macrolepidoptera of West Palaearctic — since 1991
Macrolepidoptera of Parco Nazionale d’Abruzzo — 2001
Macrolepidoptera of Montenegro — several trips in 2001, 2002, 2004
Macrolepidoptera of Tunisia — trip in 2006

Projects


Prime Butterfly Areas in Bulgaria, BBI Matra Project, Coordinator for Bulgaria 2005—2007
Favourable Conservation Status for NATURA 2000 species, BBI Matra Project (Coordinator for Invertebrates, 2006—2007)
Expert on Biodiversity (Lepidoptera) and involved in the Action Plans for several parks and many protected areas in Bulgaria

Membership


SEL — Societas Europaea Lepidopterologica
Forum Herbulot
Butterfly Conservation Europe
Member and constitutor of several NGO-s for nature protection; Member of editorial board of two foreign journals

Most recent publications


Oláh, J., Andersen, T., Beshkov, S., Ciubuc, C., Coppa, G., Ibrahimi, H., Kovács, T., Oláh jr, J., Szczesny, B., 2018. Unified phylogenetic species concept: taking subspecies and race out of science: postmodern theory applied to the Potamophylax cingulatus group (Trichoptera, Limnephilidae). — Opusc. Zool. Budapest, 49 (1): 33—70. [PDF]

Nahirnić, A., Beshkov, S., 2018. Novelties in the fauna of the subfamily Zygaeninae (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae) of Albania and the Republic of Macedonia. — Acta zoologica bulgarica, 70 (4): 465—468. [PDF]

Micevski, N., Nahirnić, A., Beshkov, S., Kucherenko, E. E., Efetov, K. A., 2018. Theresimima ampellophaga (Bayle-Barelle, 1808) (Zygaenidae, Procridinae) rediscovered in the Republic of Macedonia by applying attractant traps. — Abstracts of the XVI. International Symposium on Zygaenidae, İzmir—Turkey, 1—5 May 2018: 19. [PDF]

Micevski, N., Nahirnić, A., Beshkov, S., 2018. Contribution to the knowledge of Zygaena Fabricius, 1775 (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae) of the Republic of Macedonia. — Entomologist’s Rec. J. Var., 130: 41—55. [PDF]

Beshkov, S., Nahirnić, A., 2018. Three new Anchoscelis Guenée, 1839 species for Albania and two for the Republic of Macedonia (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). — Atalanta, 49 (1—4): 171—176. [PDF]

Beshkov, S., Nahirnić, A., 2018. New and rare Noctuoidea species for Albania (Lepidoptera: Nolidae, Erebidae and Noctuidae). — Atalanta, 49 (1—4): 159—170. [PDF]

Beshkov, S., Nahirnić, A., 2018. A contribution to knowledge of the Balkan Lepidoptera: new and rare moths for Albania, collected in 2017. — Entomologist’s Rec. J. Var., 130: 215—232. [PDF]

Beshkov, S., 2018. A contribution to the knowledge of the Balkan Lepidoptera: New and rare Erebidae and Noctuidae for Albania, collected in 2016. — Entomologist’s Rec. J. Var., 130: 155—172. [PDF]

Abadjiev, S., Beshkov, S., 2018. On a small collection of Swedish Lepidoptera, kept at the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia. — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 31: 1—4. [PDF]

Plant, C. W., Beshkov, S., Jakšić, P., Nahirnić, A., 2017. A contribution to knowledge of the Balkan Lepidoptera. Some Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera: Crambidae & Pyralidae) encountered recently in southern Serbia, Montenegro, the Republic of Macedonia and Albania. — University thought, 7 (2): 1—27. DOI: 10.5937/univtho7-15336 [PDF]


More complete list of publications — section e-Natura | Staff publications