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Dr Nikolay Simov. Photo: (c) Stoyan Beshkov
Dr Nikolay Simov. Photo: (c) Stoyan Beshkov

Nikolay Simov

(Associate Professor, Dr)
phone: (+359 2) 9885116 (ext. 668); e-mail:

Born: 25 January 1975, Sofia.
Education: Sofia University ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’ (2000).
Speciality: zoology (entomology).

Research interests

Heteroptera; taxonomy, faunistics, zoogeography and ecology of the order in Bulgaria and in the Balkan Peninsula.

Current projects

Cytotaxonomic study of Dicyphinae species (Heteroptera, Miridae). Grant. B-1304/03

Most recent publications

Stoianova, D., Simov, N., Vu, M. Q., Nguyen, D. M., Grozeva, S., 2020. New data on karyotype, spermatogenesis and ovarian trophocyte ploidy in three aquatic bug species of the families Naucoridae, Notonectidae, and Belostomatidae (Nepomorpha, Heteroptera). — Comparative Cytogenetics, 14 (1): 139—156. DOI: 10.3897/CompCytogen.V14i1.48709

Käfer, H., Kovac, H., Simov, N., Battisti, A., Erregger, B., Schmidt, A. K. D., Stabentheiner, A., 2020. Temperature Tolerance and Thermal Environment of European Seed Bugs. — Insects, 11 (3) 197: 1—17. DOI: 10.3390/insects11030197

Roth, S., Balvin, O., Siva-Jothy, M. T., Di Iorio, O., Benda, P., Calva, O., Faundez, E. I., Anwarali Khan, F. A., McFadzen, M., Lehnert, M. P., Naylor, R., Simov, N., Morrow, E. H., Willassen, E., Reinhardt, K., 2019. Bedbugs Evolved before Their Bat Hosts and Did Not Co-speciate with Ancient Humans. — Current Biology, 29: 1847—1853. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.04.048

Langourov, M., Simov, N., Abadjiev, S., 2019. Notes on the distribution of some species of Lepidoptera in Kazakhstan. — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 36: 1—6. [PDF]

Grozeva, S., Anokhin, B. A., Simov, N., Kuznetsova, V. G., 2019. New evidence for the presence of the telomere motif (TTAGG) n in the family Reduviidae and its absence in the families Nabidae and Miridae (Hemiptera, Cimicomorpha). — Comparative Cytogenetic, 13 (3): 283—295. DOI: 10.3897/CompCytogen.v13i3.36676

Cvetkovska-Gjorgievska, A., Dedov, I., Hristovski, S., Langourov, M., Lazarevska, S., Prelik, D., Simov, N., 2019. New records of allochtonous, invasive and pest invertebrate species from the Republic of Macedonia. — Ecologica Montenegrina, 20: 56—70.

Гуадели, А., Гуадели, Ж.-Л., Симов, Н., Карастоянова, Н., Митов, К., Крумов, И., Танева С., 2019. Средно- и къснопалеолитни отложения в пещера Редака II. — Aрхеологически открития и разкопки през 2018, 7—9.

Stoianova, D., Evtimova, V., Kenderov, L., Varadinova, E., Kerakova, M., Ihtimanska, M., Stefanov, T., Soufi, R., Tyufekchieva, V., Vidinova, Y., Simov, N., 2018. New Localities and Habitat Suitability Modelling for the Riverine Water Bug Aphelocheirus aestivalis (Fabricius, 1794) (Heteroptera: Aphelocheiridae) in Northern and Eastern Bulgaria. — Acta zoologica bulgarica, 70 (3): 415—431.

Simov, N., Grozeva, S., Langourov, M., Georgieva, M., Mirchev, P., Georgiev, G., 2018. Rapid expansion of the Oak lace bug Corythucha arcuata (Say, 1832) (Hemiptera: Tingidae) in Bulgaria. — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 27: 51—55.

Langourov, M., Simov, N., Bekchiev, R., Chobanov, D., Antonova, V., Dedov, I., 2018. Inventory of Selected Groups of Invertebrates in Sedge and Reedbeds not Associated with Open Waters in Bulgaria. — Acta zoologica bulgarica, 70 (4): 487—500.

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