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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).


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]

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).

Langourov, M., Simov, N., Abadjiev, S., 2013. Chilades trochylus (Freyer, [1845]) (Lep.: Lycaenidae), new for the North Aegean islands. — Entomologist’s Rec. J. Var., 125: 137—143. [PDF]

Grozeva, S., Kuznetsova, V., Simov, N., Langourov, M., 2013. Sex chromosome pre-reduction in male meiosis of Lethocerus patruelis (Stål, 1854) (Heteroptera, Belostomatidae) with some notes on the distribution of the species. — Zookeys, 319: 119—135.

Simov, N., Langourov, M., Grozeva, S., Gradinarov, D., 2012. New and Interesting Records of Alien and Native True Bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Bulgaria. — Acta zoologica bulgarica, 64 (3): 241—252.

Beshkov, S., Langourov, M., 2012. Nocturnal and Day-flying Moths (Macrolepidoptera, excluding Hesperioidea & Papilionoidea) of the Bulgarian part of Western Rhodopes. — pp. 299—484. — In: Beron, P. (ed.). Biodiversity of Bulgaria. 4. Biodiversity of Western Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece) II. Pensoft & Nat. Mus. Natur. Hist., Sofia. [PDF]

Beshkov, S., Langourov, M., 2004. Butterflies and Moths (Insecta: Lepidoptera) of the Bulgarian part of Eastern Rhodopes. — In: Beron, P., Popov, A. (eds). Biodiversity of Bulgaria. 2. Biodiversity of Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece). Pensoft & Nat. Mus. Natur. Hist., Sofia, 525—676. [PDF]