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Dr Nikolay Simov. Photo: (c) Stoyan Beshkov
Dr Nikolay Simov. Photo: (c) Stoyan Beshkov

Nikolay Simov

(Associate Professor, Dr)
phone: (+359 2) 9885115 (ext. 668); e-mail:

Born: 25 January 1975, Sofia.
Education: Sofia University ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’ (2000).
Speciality: zoology (entomology).

Research interests


Heteroptera; taxonomy, faunistics, zoogeography and ecology of the order in Bulgaria and in the Balkan Peninsula.

Current projects


Cytotaxonomic study of Dicyphinae species (Heteroptera, Miridae). Grant. B-1304/03

Most recent publications


Kostova, R., Lazarov, S., Bekchiev, R., Goranov, S., Simov N., Beshkov, S., 2016. Soil and cave invertebrates from the village Gintsi area. — In: Speleological Studies of Caves in Godech Municipality (Part 1), Association of Speleoclubs in Sofia, Sofia, 39—50. [PDF]

Hristovski, S., Slavevska-Stamenković, V., Hristovski, N., Bekchiev, R., Chobanov, D., Dedov, I., Devetak, D., Karaman, I., Kitanova, D., Komnenov, M., Ljbomirov, T., Melovski, D., Pešić, V., Simov, N., 2015. Diversity of invertebrates in the Republic of Macedonia. — Macedonian Journal of Ecology and Environment, 17 (1): 5—44. [PDF]

Balván, O., Bartonicka, T., Simov, N., Paunovic, M., Vilámová, J., 2015. Distribution and host relations of species of the genus Cimex on bats in Europe. — Folia zoologica, 63 (4): 281—289.

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]

Konstantinov, F., Simov, N., 2014. A new Cleotomiris species (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae: Phylinae) from North Korea. — Zootaxa, 3786 (1): 65—72.

Drobenov, V., Simov, N., 2014. Integrated model for cave protection in Bulgaria. — In: Zhalov, A., Ivanov, I., Petrov, I. (eds). Proceedings of Balkan Speleological Conference ‘Sofia’2014’, Sofia, Bulgaria, 28 — 30 March 2014, Publisher: Caving Club ‘Helictite’ — Sofia, pp. 66—76. (in Bulgarian).

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).

Popov, A., Simov, N., Grozeva, S., 2013. Sixth European Hemiptera Congress. — In: Popov, A, Grozeva, S., Simov, N., Tasheva, E. (eds) Advances in Hemipterology. — ZooKeys 319: 1—10.

Miteva, T., Simov, N., Asenov, A., Drobenov, V., 2013. Pirin mountain for kids. A training aid for FCS from 4th to 8th class. Handbook for teachers. — Regional environmental centre for the Central and Eastern Europe — branch Bulgaria. 296 pp. (in Bulgarian).


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