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Ana Nahirnić
Ana Nahirnić

Ana Nahirnić

phone: (+381 64) 1227987; e-mail:

Born on: 27 December 1987, Kruševac, Serbia.

Education: Faculty of Biology, University in Belgrade; Bachelor Biologist (2010); MSc Ecologist (2012), PhD student (2012—); speciality: entomology, ecology.

Research interests

Taxonomy, faunistics, biogeography and ecology of Zygaenidae; faunistics of butterflies and Psychidae of the Balkan Peninsula.

Specialisations and international cooperation

Guest scientist in Zygaenidae collection in Tiroler Landesmuseen, Ferdinandeum Naturwissenschaftliche Abteilung, Innsbruck, Austria, during 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 (11 weeks)
Volunteer in Zygaenidae collection in National Museum of Natural History in Sofia in 2014 (2 weeks)
Volunteer in Zygaenidae collection in Natural History Museum in London 2015 (2 weeks)

Field research

Serbia (2005—), Macedonia (2010), Montenegro (2011—), Bulgaria (2013—).


The Zygaenidae of the Balkan Peninsula (ODINS — Österreichische Digitalisierungsinitiative naturkundlicher Sammlungen: Südostwind)
Zygaena purpuralis complex (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae) (Synthesys)


SEL — Societas Europaea Lepidopterologica

Most recent publications

Nahirnić, A., Beshkov, S., 2018. Novelties in the fauna of the subfamily Zygaeninae (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae) of Albania and the Republic of Macedonia. — Acta zoologica bulgarica, 70 (4): 465—468. [PDF]

Micevski, N., Nahirnić, A., Beshkov, S., Kucherenko, E. E., Efetov, K. A., 2018. Theresimima ampellophaga (Bayle-Barelle, 1808) (Zygaenidae, Procridinae) rediscovered in the Republic of Macedonia by applying attractant traps. — Abstracts of the XVI. International Symposium on Zygaenidae, İzmir—Turkey, 1—5 May 2018: 19. [PDF]

Micevski, N., Nahirnić, A., Beshkov, S., 2018. Contribution to the knowledge of Zygaena Fabricius, 1775 (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae) of the Republic of Macedonia. — Entomologist’s Rec. J. Var., 130: 41—55. [PDF]

Beshkov, S., Nahirnić, A., 2018. Three new Anchoscelis Guenée, 1839 species for Albania and two for the Republic of Macedonia (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). — Atalanta, 49 (1—4): 171—176. [PDF]

Beshkov, S., Nahirnić, A., 2018. New and rare Noctuoidea species for Albania (Lepidoptera: Nolidae, Erebidae and Noctuidae). — Atalanta, 49 (1—4): 159—170. [PDF]

Beshkov, S., Nahirnić, A., 2018. A contribution to knowledge of the Balkan Lepidoptera: new and rare moths for Albania, collected in 2017. — Entomologist’s Rec. J. Var., 130: 215—232. [PDF]

Plant, C. W., Beshkov, S., Jakšić, P., Nahirnić, A., 2017. A contribution to knowledge of the Balkan Lepidoptera. Some Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera: Crambidae & Pyralidae) encountered recently in southern Serbia, Montenegro, the Republic of Macedonia and Albania. — University thought, 7 (2): 1—27. DOI: 10.5937/univtho7-15336 [PDF]

Nahirnić, A., Beshkov, S., 2017. Penestoglossa dardoinella (Millière, 1863) (Lepidoptera: Psychidae) recorded for the first time in Albania. — ZooNotes, 101: 1—3. [PDF]

Beshkov, S., Nahirnić, A., 2017. Seven new and some rare for Serbia nocturnal Lepidoptera species collected at light. — Entomologist’s Rec. J. Var., 129: 189—205. [PDF]

Šašić, M., Nahirnić, A., Tarmann, G. M., 2016. Zygaenidae (Lepidoptera) in the Lepidoptera collections of the Croatian Natural History Museum. — Nat. Croat., 25 (2): 233—248. DOI: 10.20302/NC.2016.25.19 [PDF]

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