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Dr Borislav Gueorguiev, entomologist, curator of Coleoptera collections. Photo: (c) Rostislav Bekchiev
Dr Borislav Guéorguiev, entomologist, curator of Coleoptera collections. Photo: (c) Rostislav Bekchiev

Borislav Guéorguiev

(Associate Professor Dr)
phone: (+359 2) 9885116 (ext. 662); e-mail:

Born: 24 October 1967, Sofia.
Education: Sofia University ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’ (1992).
Speciality: entomology.
Curation: Coleoptera (Insecta).

Research interests

Taxonomy of Carabidae
Biomonitoring and conservation importance of Coleoptera

Current projects

Review of Platyderus from the Near East
New species of Orthomus from Socorta Archipelogo (with D. Wrase)
Taxonomic notes on Pterostichini from Palaearctic and Oriental Region
Review of genus Trechus in Greece (with P. M. Giachino and D. Vailati)
Catalogue of the Carabidae from FYR Macedonia (with S. Hristovki)
Mapping and identification of conservation status of natural habitats and species — Phase I (Natura 2000)

Most recent publications

Bekchiev, R., Guéorguiev, B., Kostova, R., Chehlarov, E., Sivilov, O., 2018. New Records of Rare and Threatened Beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) in Bulgaria. — Acta zoologica bulgarica, 70 (4): 501—506.

Kostova, R., Guéorguiev, B., 2016. The ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) of the Strandzha Mountain and adjacent coastal territories (Bulgaria and Turkey). — Biodiversity Data Journal, 4: e8135. DOI: 10.3897/BDJ.4.e8135

Guéorguiev, B., 2015. Amerizus (Tiruka) gaoligongensis sp. n. (Coleoptera: Carabidae): an endogean adapted representative of the genus. — Ecologica Montenegrina, 2 (2): 64—73. [PDF]

Bekchiev, R., Guéorguiev, B., 2015. First purposive study of beetles (Coleoptera) from endogean environments in Bulgaria: collection sites and preliminary results. — Biodiversity Journal, 6 (1): 327—340. [PDF]

Langourov, M., Lazarov, S., Stoev, P., Guéorguiev, B., Deltshev, C., Petrov, B., Andreev, S., Simov, N., Bekchiev, R., Antonova, V., Ljubomirov, T., Dedov, I., Georgiev, D., 2014. New and interesting records of the MSS and cave fauna of Vitosha Mt., Bulgaria. — Proceedings of Balkan Speleological Conference 'Sofia’2014', Sofia, Bulgaria, 28—30 March 2014. Caving Club 'Helictite' — Sofia, pp. 66—76. [PDF]

Guéorguiev, B., Wrase, D. W., Farkač, J., 2014. Revision of the East Mediterranean Orthomus (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Pterostichini), with description of Parorthomus gen. n. socotranus sp. n. from Socotra Island and key to the Old World genera of subtribe Euchroina. — ZooKeys, 427: 21—57. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.427.7618 [PDF]

Guéorguiev, B., 2014. Two new related oodine genera in the Oriental Region, with remarks on the systematic position of the genera Hololeius and Holosoma (Coleoptera: Carabidae). — Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, 61 (2): 87—104 (17 Sep 2014). DOI: 10.3897/dez.61.7754 [PDF]

Guéorguiev, B., 2014. Eustra petrovi sp. n. — first record of a troglobitic Ozaenini from China (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Paussinae). — Journal of Insect Biodiversity, 2 (10): 1—9. DOI: 10.12976/jib/2014.2.10 [PDF]

Schmidt, J., Guéorguiev, B., 2013. Beschreibung von Pterostichus horstweiperti sp. n. aus dem Nepal—Himalaya (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Pterostichini). — Vernate, 32: 263—268. [PDF]

Guéorguiev, B., 2013. Taxonomic, nomenclatural, and faunistic records for species in tribes Melaenini, Moriomorphini, Pterostichini, Licinini, and Sphodrini (Coleoptera: Carabidae). — Zootaxa, 3709 (1): 52—70 (3 September 2013). DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3709.1.2 [PDF]

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