Errata: A contribution to the study of ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in the Western Rhodope Mts. (Bulgaria), published in J. BioSci. Biotech. 2017, 6(3): 203-209


  • Teodora Marius Teofilova Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research (IBER), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), 1000 Sofia


new records, check list, Carabidae, Western Rhodope Mts., life forms, localities


This is the check list of the ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) captured in different localities in the Western Rhodope Mts. in the period 2014 – 2017. A total of 133 species were found, including 16 endemic (12% of all), 5 relicts and ten new for the studied area species. Genera Badister and Tachys were reported for the first time from the Western Rhodopes. The faunistic contribution was made for a region researched in detail for the last in 2006. The results proved the predominantly mesophilous nature of the habitats due to the large percentage of forest territories. The life forms of the carabids showed the prevalence of the zoophages over the mixophytophages both in qualitative (67%: 33%) and in quantitative terms (85.5%: 14.5%).





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