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Ana Nahirnić-Beshkova
Ana Nahirnić-Beshkova

Ana Nahirnić-Beshkova

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

Nahirnic-Beshkova, A., Beshkov, S., Kucherenko, E. E., Efetov, K. A., 2021. Theresimima ampellophaga (Bayle-Barelle, 1808) rediscovered in the Republic of North Macedonia by using sex attractant traps (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae). — SHILAP Revta. lepid., 49 (193): 161—170. [PDF]

Beshkov, S., Nahirnić-Beshkova, A., 2021. Paracossulus thrips (Hübner, 1818) (Lep. Cossidae) re-discovered in Bulgaria with notes of some other surprising findings in the Dragoman Natura 2000 Protected Area. — Entomologist’s Rec. J. Var., 133: 22—30. [PDF]

Albu, V., Nahirnić-Beshkova, A., 2021. Contribution to the identities and distribution patterns of Zygaenidae (Lepidoptera) from Romania. — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 42: 25—30. [PDF] doi:10.48027/hnb.42.051

Abadjiev, S., Nahirnić-Beshkova, A., 2021. Type specimens of Zygaenidae in the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia (Lepidoptera). — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 42: 9—13. [PDF] doi:10.48027/hnb.42.031

Plant, C. W., Beshkov, S., Nahirnić, A., 2020. A new species of Elegia (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae, Phycitinae) from the Balkan Peninsula. — Nota Lepidopterologica, 43: 311—318. doi:10.3897/nl.43.54508 [PDF]

Jakšić, P., Nahirnić-Beshkova, A., 2020. New records of Zygaenidae (Lepidoptera) from Montenegro. — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 41: 91—94. [PDF] doi:10.48027/hnb.41.12001

Beshkov, S., Plant, C. W., Nahirnić, A., King, A., Jakšić, P., 2020. A contribution to knowledge of Balkan Lepidoptera: moths collected in May-June 2018 in Austria, Slovenia, Serbia, North Macedonia and Albania. — Entomologist’s Rec. J. Var., 132: 24—45. [PDF]

Beshkov, S., Plant, C. W., Nahirnić, A., 2020. A contribution to knowledge of the Balkan Lepidoptera: some species collected in Albania in August 2018. — Entomologist’s Rec. J. Var., 132: 129—152. [PDF]

Beshkov, S., Nahirnić, A., 2020. Contribution to the Knowledge of the Balkan Lepidoptera: Nocturnal Lepidoptera of Western Serbia (Lepidoptera). — Ecologica Montenegrina, 30: 93—112. doi:10.37828/em.2020.30.9 [PDF]

Beshkov, S., Nahirnić, A., 2020. Contribution to knowledge of the Balkan Lepidoptera (Lepidoptera: Macrolepidoptera). — Ecologica Montenegrina, 30: 1—27. doi:10.37828/em.2020.30.1 [PDF]

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