The ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) of the Monospitovo wetland (southeastern part of North Macedonia)
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 anthroâ€ pogenic habitats. In total 1,834 adult specimens were collected by hand and pitfall trapping. We recordâ€ ed 129 species of ground beetles. Two taxa are recorded for the first time in the fauna of the Republic of North Macedonia â€“ 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.