Where am I? > Home > Articles > Volume 43
Research article

https://doi.org/10.48027/hnb.43.061

New data about Bulgarian ground beetles from subfamilies Nebriinae, Carabinae and Cicindelinae (Coleoptera: Carabidae)


Teodora Teofilova https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0111-1573

9 December 2021 · volume 43 · (issue 6) · pp. 79–86 · PDF [full text]

Abstract: Bulgarian ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) fauna is relatively well studied but there are still many species and regions in the country which are not well researched. The present study aims at complementing the data about the distribution of the carabids from the subfamilies Nebriinae, Carabinae and Cicindelinae, which contain some of the most attractive Palaearctic carabids. Currently, 13 species of Nebriini, ten species of Notiophilini, one species of Cychrini, 28 species of Carabini and 15 species of Cicindelini are known to occur in Bulgaria. The paper gives new information and new records on 37 carabid species and 25 zoogeographical regions in Bulgaria. Beetles are collected in the period from 1976 to 2021 by different collectors and sampling methods. Six species are recorded for the first time in different regions. Four species are reported for the second time in the regions where they have currently been collected. Fourteen species haven’t been reported for more than 20 years from the Middle and Western Stara Planina Mts, Western Bulgaria Region, Kraishte Region, Boboshevo-Simitli Valley, Vitosha Mts, Plana Mt, Lyulin Mts, Rila Mts and Pirin Mts.

Keywords: addition, Bulgaria, carabids, distribution

References [19]

Apfelbeck V. 1904 Die Käferfauna der Balkanhalinsel, mit Berücksichtigung Klein-Asiens und der Insel Kreta. Erstes Band: Familienreihe Caraboidea. R. Friedlander und Sohn, Berlin, 422 pp.
Guéorguiev B.V. 2015 Annex 1.2 List of the invertebrate species assessed as “endangered” and “vulnerable”: Coleoptera: Carabidae. In: Golemanski V., Stoev P., Dobrev D., Beron P., Zhivkov M., Popov A., Popov V., Beschkov V., Deltshev Ch., Michev T., Spassov N. (eds) Red Data Book of the Republic of Bulgaria. Volume 2, Animals, Sofia, BAS et MoEW, 354–355.
Guéorguiev V.B., Guéorguiev B.V. 1995 Catalogue of the ground-beetles of Bulgaria (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Pensoft Publishers, Sofia–Moscow, 279 pp.
Guéorguiev V.B., Guéorguiev B.V. 1995 La faune des Carabidae (Coleoptera) des hautes montagnes de Bulgarie. Acta zoologica bulgarica 48: 77–85.
Guéorguiev V.B., Sakalian V.P., Guéorguiev B.V. 1997 Biogeography of the endemic Balkan ground-beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in Bulgaria. Pensoft Publishers, Sofia–Moscow, 73 pp.
Hieke F., Wrase D.W. 1988 Faunistik der Laufkäfer Bulgariens (Coleoptera, Carabidae). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, N. F. 35 (1–3): 1–171. https://doi.org/10.1002/mmnd.19880350102
IUCN 2021 The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2021-2. https://www.iucnredlist.org (accessed 28 November 2021).
Kodzhabashev N.D., Mollov K.B. 2000 Faunistic and ecological studies on the carabid fauna of the open territories in the vicinity of city of Sofia. Jubilee Book of Scientific Papers, Forestry University, Sofia, pp. 291–302. (In Bulgarian)
Krusteva I., Popov V., Sakalian V. 1995 Indirect gradient analysis of carabid (Coleoptera, Carabidae) spatial pattern on Vitosha Mountain (West Bulgaria). Third National Scientific Conference on Entomology, 18–20 September 1995, Sofia, pp. 55–59.
Kryzhanovskij O.L. 1983 Fauna of the USSR. Coleoptera, Vol. 1, Is. 2. The ground-beetles of suborder Adephaga: families Rhysodidae, Trachypachidae; family Carabidae (Introduction, overview of the fauna of the USSR). Nauka, Leningrad, 341 pp. (In Russian)
Löbl I., Löbl D. (eds) 2017 Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Archostemata–Myxophaga–Adephaga. Vol. 1. Revised and updated edition. Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 1443 pp.
Stoyanov I., Penev L. 2004 Spatial structure of carabid beetle assemblages along an urban-rural gradient. In: Penev L., Niemelä J., Kotze D.J., Chipev N. (eds) Ecology of the City of Sofia. Species and Communities in an Urban Environment, pp. 371–400.
Teofilova T. 2021 New and unpublished data about Bulgarian ground beetles of the tribe Lebiini (Coleoptera: Carabidae). ZooNotes 174: 1–4.
Teofilova T. 2021 New and unpublished data about the ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) of Bulgaria. ZooNotes 175: 1–4.
Teofilova T. 2021 New and unpublished data about Bulgarian ground beetles from the tribes Pterostichini, Sphodrini and Platynini (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Acta biologica sibirica 7: 125–141. https://doi.org/10.3897/abs.7.e67015
Teofilova T. 2021 New and unpublished data about the ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) from the subfamily Trechinae of Bulgaria. Journal of insect biodiversity 26 (2): 39–45. https://doi.org/10.12976/jib/2021.26.2.3
Teofilova T. 2021 New and unpublished data about the ground beetles from tribes Zabrini and Harpalini (Coleoptera: Carabidae) of Bulgaria. Biharean biologist 15 (2): 131–138.
Teofilova T.M., Guéorguiev B.V., Kodzhabashev N.D. 2020 New and interesting data on the ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) from Bulgaria. Acta zoologica bulgarica 72 (2): 225–233.
Turin H., Penev L., Casale A. (eds) 2003 The Genus Carabus in Europe. A. Synthesis. Co-published by Pensoft Publishers, Sofia–Moscow et European Invertebrate Survey, Leiden, xvi + 512 pp.

— views: 354 (updated daily)

Cite as

Teofilova T. 2021 New data about Bulgarian ground beetles from subfamilies Nebriinae, Carabinae and Cicindelinae (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Historia naturalis bulgarica 43: 79–86.

Export: BibTeX EndNote RefMan · JATS metadata

Open access
All journal content is available for free under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).