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Dr Mario Langourov, entomologist. Photo: (c) Nikolay Simov
Dr Mario Langourov, entomologist. Photo: (c) Nikolay Simov

Mario Langourov

(Senior Assistant Dr)
phone: (+359 2) 9885116; e-mail:

Born 10 July 1971, Sofia. Entomologist.


Secondary education (1985—1989): National High School for Natural Sciences and Mathematics ‘Acad. L. Chakalov’
MSc (Entomology) (1989—1995): Department of Zoology and Anthropology, Faculty of Biology, Sofia University
Dr (Entomology) (2001): Institute of Zoology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences [thesis: Faunistical, ecological, and zoogeographical investigations on family Phoridae (Diptera, Brachycera) from Vitosha Mountain]

Research interests

Taxonomy and systematics of Phoridae (Diptera); butterflies of the Balkan Peninsula and Asia Minor; biodiversity, conservation problems of invertebrates.


Albania (1994); Turkey, from Anatolia and the Taurus system to the Pontic Mountains (1996), Italy (2005) and many others around the Balkans (Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Montenegro).

Most recent publications

Abadjiev, S., Langourov, M., 2020. The type specimens of Papilionoidea in the collection of the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia (Lepidoptera). — Zootaxa, 4790 (3): 473—490. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4790.3.3

Langourov, M., Simov, N., Abadjiev, S., 2019. Notes on the distribution of some species of Lepidoptera in Kazakhstan. — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 36: 1—6. [PDF]

Cvetkovska-Gjorgievska, A., Dedov, I., Hristovski, S., Langourov, M., Lazarevska, S., Prelik, D., Simov, N., 2019. New records of allochtonous, invasive and pest invertebrate species from the Republic of Macedonia. — Ecologica Montenegrina, 20: 56—70.

Simov, N., Grozeva, S., Langourov, M., Georgieva, M., Mirchev, P., Georgiev, G., 2018. Rapid expansion of the Oak lace bug Corythucha arcuata (Say, 1832) (Hemiptera: Tingidae) in Bulgaria. — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 27: 51—55.

Langourov, M., Simov, N., Bekchiev, R., Chobanov, D., Antonova, V., Dedov, I., 2018. Inventory of Selected Groups of Invertebrates in Sedge and Reedbeds not Associated with Open Waters in Bulgaria. — Acta zoologica bulgarica, 70 (4): 487—500.

Langourov, M., Simov, N., 2017. New Data on the Expansion of the Geranium Bronze, Cacyreus marshalli Butler, 1898 (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae) in the Eastern Part of the Balkan Peninsula, with Some Biological Notes. — Acta zoologica bulgarica, Supplementum 9: 301—304.

Langourov, M., Georgieva, A., Hubancheva, A., Simov, N., 2015. Two Cases of Myiases Caused by Blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) on Noctule Bats (Nyctalus noctula Schreber, 1774) (Chiroptera) in Bulgaria. — Acta zoologica bulgarica, 67 (1): 143—146.

Langourov, M., Simov, N., 2014. Cacyreus marshalli Butler, 1898 (Lep.: Lycaenidae), a new species for Bulgaria. — Entomologist’s Rec. J. Var., 126: 190—192. [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]

Simov, N., Langourov, M., Dedov, I., Lazarov, S., 2013. Field guide on the biodiversity of Pirin 10x10. A training aid for FCS from 4th to 8th class Student’s materials. — Regional environmental centre for the Central and Eastern Europe — branch Bulgaria. 96 pp. (in Bulgarian).

More complete list of publications — section e-Natura | Staff publications