Ground-beetles (Coleoptera) diversity on Maleševo mountains (North Macedonia)

Vol 26 No 1 (2023): Acta Musei Macedonici Scientiarum Naturalium

  • Slavcho Hristovski Institute of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia
  • Aleksandra Cvetkovska-Gjorgjievska Institute of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia

Abstract

The paper provides first data on the ground-beetle fauna of the Macedonian part of Maleševo Mts. (eastern parts of North Macedonia) collected as a result of a long-term intensive research. The material was collected by hand searching and by pitfall traps in the period of 2010-2019, in different habitat types. In total 685 specimens belonging to 74 species from 32 genera were registered. Among them, 7 Balkan endemic, 4 subendemic, 7 rare and 1 Corine species were registered, emphasizing conservational importance of Maleševo Mts. in North Macedonia. The obtained results supplement the knowledge about the distribution of ground-beetles on the Macedonian side of Maleševo Mountains and emphasize the conservational importance of the mountain as well.

Published
Dec 14, 2023
How to Cite
HRISTOVSKI, Slavcho; CVETKOVSKA-GJORGJIEVSKA, Aleksandra. Ground-beetles (Coleoptera) diversity on Maleševo mountains (North Macedonia). Acta Musei Macedonici Scientiarum Naturalium, [S.l.], v. 26, n. 1, p. 15-20, dec. 2023. ISSN 2545-4587. Available at: <https://acta.musmacscinat.mk/index.php/acta/article/view/161>. Date accessed: 05 mar. 2024.