A check list of the mayfly fauna (Insecta; Ephemeroptera) of the Republic of North Macedonia with a short literature review

  • Biljana Rimcheska Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Abstract

This paper summarizes published records contributing to our knowledge regarding the Ephemeroptera fauna from the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia. Based on this comprehensive review the recent mayflies’ fauna of North Macedonia consists of 80 species that belongs to 20 subgenera, 28 genera and 15 families. As the presence of two of those species (Palingenia longicauda (Olivier, 1791) and Neoephemera maxima (Joly, 1870)) is doubtful, we could assume that the more accurate number of species is 78. A further increase in the number of recorded species could be expected, as some taxa (Ecdyonurus and Rhithrogena, for example) are insufficiently studied at the moment.

Published
Dec 17, 2020
How to Cite
RIMCHESKA, Biljana. A check list of the mayfly fauna (Insecta; Ephemeroptera) of the Republic of North Macedonia with a short literature review. Acta Musei Macedonici Scientiarum Naturalium, [S.l.], v. 23, n. 1, p. 51-60, dec. 2020. ISSN 2545-4587. Available at: <http://acta.musmacscinat.mk/index.php/acta/article/view/37>. Date accessed: 27 jan. 2021.