First Record of Hydroptila ivisa Malicky, 1972 (Trichoptera, Hydroptilidae) from the Ecoregion 6, Hellenic Western Balkans

Authors

  • Astrit Bilalli University of Peja “Haxhi Zeka”, Faculty of Agribusiness, Pejë, KOSOVO https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2820-8009
  • Halil Ibrahimi University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Biology, Prishtina, KOSOVO
  • Milaim Musliu University of Peja “Haxhi Zeka”, Faculty of Agribusiness, Pejë, KOSOVO https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9835-6934
  • Donard Geci University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Biology, Prishtina, KOSOVO https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6587-3414
  • Linda Grapci-Kotori University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Biology, Prishtina, KOSOVO https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9084-042X

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51963/jers.v26i1.2582

Abstract

Adult caddisfly specimens were collected from the Karadak Mountain in Kosovo along the border area with the Republic of North Macedonia during June 2020. Seven species belonging to seven caddisfly families were found. From this area, we report Hydroptila ivisa Malicky, 1972 for the first time for Kosovo and the Ecoregion 6, Hellenic Western Balkans. Range extension for Synagapetus slavorum Botosaneanu, 1960, Hydropsyche emarginata Navàs, 1923 and Polycentropus slovenica Malicky, 1998 is also reported. These findings increase the knowledge on the distribution and diversity of several rare species of caddisflies and especially of the new finding, H. ivisa in the Western Balkans and highlight the importance of further studies and conservation efforts for freshwater biodiversity in this region.

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Published

27.03.2024

How to Cite

Bilalli, A., Ibrahimi, H., Musliu, M., Geci, D., & Grapci-Kotori, L. (2024). First Record of Hydroptila ivisa Malicky, 1972 (Trichoptera, Hydroptilidae) from the Ecoregion 6, Hellenic Western Balkans. Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 26(1), 137–145. https://doi.org/10.51963/jers.v26i1.2582

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Journal of the Entomological Research Society