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

Nahirnić, A., Beshkov, S., 2016. New records of Penestoglossa dardoinella (Millière, 1863) and Eochorica balcanica (Rebel, 1919) (Lepidoptera: Psychidae) on the Balkan Peninsula. — Nat. Croat., 25 (2): 305—313. DOI: 10.20302/NC.2016.25.26 [PDF]

Nahirnić, A., Beshkov, S., 2016. First report of Desertobia ankeraria (Staudinger, 1861) (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) in Serbia. — Acta entomologica serbica, 21: 143—146. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.198533 [PDF]

Beshkov, S., Nahirnić, A., 2016. New and rare nocturnal Lepidoptera species for Serbia from Preševo District and Pčinja River Valley — hot spots for biodiversity (Insecta: Lepidoptera). — Atalanta, 47 (1/2): 139—149. [PDF]

Nahirnić, A., Petrović, S., Krivošej, Z., Jakšić, P., Toshova, T., 2015. Using pheromone traps for the detection and monitoring of the seasonal flight of the vine bud moth Theresimima ampellophaga (Bayle-Barelle, 1808) (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae) in Serbia. — Entomologist’s Gazette, 66: in press.

Nahirnić, A., Jakšić, P., Viborg, A. L., 2015. Colias caucasica balcanica (Pieridae) rediscovered in Montenegro, with additional new records for Serbia. — Phegea, 43 (1): 6—10.

Nahirnić, A., Beshkov, S., 2015. The first report of Japanese oak silkmoth Antheraea yamamai (Guérin-Méneville, 1861) (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) in Montenegro. — ZooNotes, 82: 1—4. [PDF]

Nahirnić, A., Tarmann, G. M., 2014. The Zygaena purpuralis complex: a new approach to resolve a complicated problem. — XIV International Symposium on Zygaenidae, 17th — 21st September 2014, Tobermory, Island of Mull, Scotland, p. 15.

Nahirnić, A., Tarmann, G. M., 2014. Zygaena brizae (Esper, 1800), a new species for Montenegro (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae). — Acta entomologica serbica, 19 (1/2): 79—82.

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