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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

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]

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

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]

Langourov, M., 2019. New data on the Lepidoptera of Armenia (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea). — SHILAP Revista de Lepidopterología, 47 (187): 415—435. [PDF]

Langourov, M., 2019. New data on the butterflies of Western Stara Planina Mts (Bulgaria & Serbia) (Lepidoptera, Papilionoidea). — Ecologica Montenegrina, 20: 119—162. [PDF]

Kechev, M., Langourov, M., 2019. New records of Lance flies (Diptera: Lonchaeidae) to Bulgaria and Montenegro with notes on the distribution of the family Lonchaeidae for the Balkan Peninsula. — Silva Balcanica, 20 (1): 85—88. [PDF]

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. [PDF]

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. [PDF] doi:10.5281/zenodo.4044008

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