New Records for the Caddisfly Fauna (Insecta: Trichoptera) of the Karadak Mountains, Western Balkans

  • Milaim Musliu
  • Halil Ibrahimi
  • Astrit Bilalli
  • Valentina Slavevska Stamenković
  • Jelena Hinić
  • Hakan Bozdogan

Abstract

We collected adult caddisfly specimens occasionally during 2017 at the Karadak Mountains, which remains one of the least explored mountainous areas in the Western Balkans. Here we report 15 species, three of which are first records for the Karadak Mountains and Republic of North Macedonia: Rhyacophila bosnica Schmid, 1960, Tinodes kimminsi Sykora, 1962 and Stenophylax permistus McLachlan, 1895.
In addition to this, new localities of R. bosnica from Kosovo are reported. We discuss the distribution and ecology of this rare endemic species, including the first noted winter activity of the adult stage.

Published
2020-07-24
How to Cite
Musliu, M., Ibrahimi, H., Bilalli, A., Stamenković, V., Hinić, J., & Bozdogan, H. (2020). New Records for the Caddisfly Fauna (Insecta: Trichoptera) of the Karadak Mountains, Western Balkans. Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 22(2), 153-162. Retrieved from http://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/1796
Section
Journal of the Entomological Research Society