Ground beetle fauna (Coleoptera, Carabidae) of Lepenec river valley in the Republic of Macedonia
Faunistic data on ground beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae) in riparian habitats of Lepenec river valley (north of Skopje, Republic of Macedonia) are presented in this study. The material was collected by pitfalls and hand collection. In total, 354 specimens of 56 ground beetle species were established. Highest numbers of species were recorded in muddy banks and wet meadows, while the lowest number was recorded in the degraded Poplar stands. Dyschirius substriatus priscus represents a new record for the Macedonian fauna. Dyschirius laeviusculus, Parophonus planicollis, Ophonus ardosiacus and Ditomus calydonius can be considered as rare species for Macedonia.