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Dr Mario Langourov, entomologist. Photo: (c) Nikolay Simov
Dr Mario Langourov, entomologist. Photo: (c) Nikolay Simov

Mario Langourov

(Associate Professor Dr)
phone: (+359 2) 9885116; e-mail:

Born 10 July 1971, Sofia. Entomologist.


Secondary education (1985—1989): National High School for Natural Sciences and Mathematics ‘Acad. L. Chakalov’
MSc (Entomology) (1989—1995): Department of Zoology and Anthropology, Faculty of Biology, Sofia University
Dr (Entomology) (2001): Institute of Zoology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences [thesis: Faunistical, ecological, and zoogeographical investigations on family Phoridae (Diptera, Brachycera) from Vitosha Mountain]

Research interests

Taxonomy and systematics of Phoridae (Diptera); butterflies of the Balkan Peninsula and Asia Minor; biodiversity, conservation problems of invertebrates.


Albania (1994); Turkey, from Anatolia and the Taurus system to the Pontic Mountains (1996), Italy (2005) and many others around the Balkans (Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Montenegro).

Most recent publications

Simov, N., Langourov, M., Sakalian, V., Bozukov, V., 2021. First fossil jewel beetle (Insecta: Coleoptera: Buprestidae) from Middle Miocene deposits in Bulgaria. — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 42: 31—34. [PDF] doi:10.48027/hnb.42.052

Simov, N., Langourov, M., Pavlova, A., Hubenov, Z., Bozukov, V., 2021. First record of fossil Diptera (Insecta) in Miocene deposits in Bulgaria. — Comptes rendus de l’Académie bulgare des Sciences 74 (2): 233—240. doi:10.7546/CRABS.2021.02.10 [PDF]

Koynova, T. V., Valkova, S. I., Simov, N. P., Langourov, M. S., Natchev, N. D., 2021. Data on the Stomach Content Analysis and Fat-body Morphology in the Agile Frog (Rana dalmatina Fitzinger in Bonaparte, 1838) during the Mating Season in Bulgaria. — Ecologia Balkanica, 13 (1): 27—33. [PDF]

Langourov, M., 2020. A new species of Triphleba Rondani (Diptera: Phoridae) from Kyrgyzstan with some other scuttle flies from the region. — Ecologica Montenegrina, 29: 34—39. [PDF]

Darlenski, R. B., Bogdanov, I. A., Langourov, M. S., Manuelyan, K. L., 2020. An outbreak of cellulitis-like insect dermatitis from black flies (Simuliidae) and treatment algorithm. — Dermatology and Venereology, 59 (2): 19—25. [PDF]

Abadjiev, S., Langourov, M., 2020. The type specimens of Papilionoidea in the collection of the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia (Lepidoptera). — Zootaxa, 4790 (3): 473—490. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4790.3.3

Abadjiev, S., Langourov, M., 2020. Additional types of Papilionoidea from the collection of the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia (Lepidoptera). — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 41: 95—98. [PDF] doi:10.48027/hnb.41.12002

Асенова, А., Лангуров, М., Симов, Н., Бекчиев, Р., 2020. Бъдете равни с природата. Учебно помагало за деца от предучилищна възраст. — Община Кюстендил, Национален природонаучен музей—БАН, София, 56 с. [PDF]

Асенова, А., Лангуров, М., Симов, Н., Бекчиев, Р., 2020. Будите једнаки са природом. Кратка образовна књижица за децу предшколског узраста. — Општина Ћустендил, Национални природњачки музеј—БАН, Софија, 55 с. [PDF]

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] doi:10.48027/hnb.36.01001

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