Ground beetle fauna (Coleoptera, Carabidae) of Lepenec river valley in the Republic of Macedonia

  • Slavčo Hristovski Institute of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Abstract

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.

Published
Dec 21, 2017
How to Cite
HRISTOVSKI, Slavčo. Ground beetle fauna (Coleoptera, Carabidae) of Lepenec river valley in the Republic of Macedonia. Acta Musei Macedonici Scientiarum Naturalium, [S.l.], v. 20, n. 1, p. 47-52, dec. 2017. ISSN 2545-4587. Available at: <http://acta.musmacscinat.mk/index.php/acta/article/view/18>. Date accessed: 11 aug. 2022.