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Carabus variolosus (Fabricius, 1787) (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in Bulgaria: rediscovered after 111 years

Rostislav Bekchiev https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6143-0184; Miroslav Antov https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5348-1069; Gergana Zaemdzhikova https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0694-4331; Rumyana Kostova https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8119-3275; Borislav Guéorguiev https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8532-0657

14 November 2022 · volume 44 · (issue 10) · pp. 119–123 · PDF [full text]

Abstract: The rediscovery of the rare and endangered species Carabus (Hygrocarabus) variolosus is reported after its last record from 1909. The only known locality (Stara Planina Mts, Varshets Town) was confirmed. New records at similar habitats in the region could be expected in the future, based on extensive surveys with the proposed methods.

Keywords: beetles, monitoring, Natura 2000, protection

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Bekchiev R., Antov M., Zaemdzhikova G., Kostova R., Guéorguiev B. 2022 Carabus variolosus (Fabricius, 1787) (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in Bulgaria: rediscovered after 111 years. Historia naturalis bulgarica 44: 119–123.

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