The ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) of the Monospitovo wetland (southeastern part of North Macedonia)

  • Slavčo Hristovski Institute of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University
  • Gjorgje Ivanov Geonatura, Fallerovo Å¡etaliÅ¡te
  • Borislav Guéorguiev National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences


The ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) fauna of the Monospitovo wetland (southeastern Republic of North Macedonia) is presented in this paper. Collection of the material was carried out in the period 2004â€2010 in different types of habitats: swamps, marshes, wet meadows and seminatural and anthro†pogenic habitats. In total 1,834 adult specimens were collected by hand and pitfall trapping. We record†ed 129 species of ground beetles. Two taxa are recorded for the first time in the fauna of the Republic of North Macedonia – Dyschirius (Dyschiriodes) chalybeus gibbifrons Apfelbeck, 1899 and Acupalpus (Acupalpus) planicollis Schaum, 1857. The importance of the Monospitovo wetland for the diversity of ground beetles in the Republic of North Macedonia is supported by the presence of 49 species that are known from 1â€3 localities in the country. Comments on some interesting ground beetle taxa are also provided.

Dec 3, 2021
How to Cite
HRISTOVSKI, Slavčo; IVANOV, Gjorgje; GUéORGUIEV, Borislav. The ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) of the Monospitovo wetland (southeastern part of North Macedonia). Acta Musei Macedonici Scientiarum Naturalium, [S.l.], v. 24, n. 1, p. 33-43, dec. 2021. ISSN 2545-4587. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 05 mar. 2024.