Ant-Associated Beetle Fauna in Bulgaria: A Review and New Data

Albena Lapeva-Gjonova
2013 Psyche: A Journal of Entomology  
The rich myrmecofauna in Bulgaria, comprising about 170 species, constitutes favorable settings for a diverse associated fauna. An attempt to summarize the fragmented faunal data on this ecological group in Bulgaria, together with inclusion of new data, has resulted in a comprehensive list of 121 beetle species from 14 families, obligate or facultative ant related. The extent of current knowledge on the various beetle families, host specificity, the nature of relations between guests and their
more » ... n guests and their ant hosts, and the regional characteristics of the myrmecophilous fauna are discussed.
doi:10.1155/2013/242037 fatcat:yfk3on56one67phwcrwmj2pfga