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Phone: (+359) 2 8167 374
E-mail: gjonova@uni-sofia.bg

 

  Sofia University "Sv. Kliment Ohridski", Department of Zoology and Anthropology, 8 Dragan Tzankov blvd., office 262, 1164 Sofia
Degrees

2003: PhD in Entomology, Sofia University "Sv. Kliment Ohridski", Bulgaria

Thesis title: Faunistical and ecological investigations on the myrmecophilous beetles (Insecta, Coleoptera) in some regions of the Southwestern Bulgaria. Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Ilko Vasilev, Dsc

1996: MSc in Biology, Sofia University "Sv. Kliment Ohridski", Bulgaria

Thesis title: Investigations on myrmecophilous invertebrates from Formica pratensis Retz. ant nests (Hymenoptera:Formicidae). Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Ilko Vasilev, Dsc

Teaching activities in Bachelor degree lectures and laboratory exercises in Zoology of invertebrates, General Entomology, field practice in Zoology of invertebrates
Teaching activities in Master degree lectures in Comparative insect morphology, anatomy and systematics, Insects evolution and phylogeny, Methods in entomological researches, laboratory master practice in Entomology
Research interests taxonomy, faunistics and ecology of ants (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and ant-associated organisms
   
Publications

Lapeva-Gjonova A., Gjonov I., Olmi M., Guglielmino A. (2018). New records of the family Dryinidae (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea) from Bulgaria with an updated checklist. North-Western Journal of Zoology (2018): e172204.

Kozuharova, E., Lapeva-Gjonova, A. & Shishiniova, M. (2018). Plant–insect interactions: gentians, seed predators and parasitoid wasps. Arthropod-Plant Interactions, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11829-018-9600-6

Tăușan, I. & Lapeva-Gjonova, A. (2017). Camponotus samius Forel, 1889 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) – at the north edge of its European distribution. North-Western Journal of Zoology, 13(2): 352-354.

Kiran, K., Karaman, C., Lapeva-Gjonova, A. & Aksoy, V. (2017). Two new species of the "ultimate" parasitic ant genus Teleutomyrmex Kutter, 1950 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the Western Palaearctic. Myrmecological News, 25: 145-155.

Bekchiev, R., Kostova, R., Sivilov, O. & Lapeva-Gjonova, A. (2017). Distribution of Amorphocephala coronata (Germar, 1817) (Coleoptera: Brentidae) in Bulgaria. ZooNotes, 104: 1-3.

Stoykova, B. & Lapeva-Gjonova, A. (2017). New distribution records of cuckoo bumblebees in Bulgaria. Annuaire de l’Université de Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculte de Biologie, 102 (4): 24-27.

Gjonov, I. & Lapeva-Gjonova, A. (2017). Agalmatium flavescens (Hemiptera, Issidae) and Camponotus aethiops (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) – an unknown trophobiotic association. ZooNotes, 109: 1-3.

Antonova, V., Lapeva-Gjonova, A. & Gradinarov, D. (2016). Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Vrachanska Planina Mountains. Bechev, D. & Georgiev, D. (Eds.), Faunistic diversity of Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park. ZooNotes, Supplement 3, Plovdiv University Press, Plovdiv, pp. 155-161.

Lapeva-Gjonova, A. (2014). Cataglyphis aenescens – a newly discovered ant host of the fungal parasite Myrmicinosporidium durum. Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 20 (Supplement 1), 157–159.

Lapeva-Gjonova, A., Kiran, K. & Karaman, C. (2014). First records of Temnothorax flavicornis (Emery, 1870) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in Bulgaria and Turkey. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 66 (4), 2014: 571-574.

Harrison, T. & Lapeva-Gjonova, A. (2014). Two Lomechusini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae) species new to Bulgaria. ZooNotes, 66: 1-2.

Lapeva-Gjonova, A. (2013). Ant-associated beetle fauna in Bulgaria: a review and new data. Psyche, Volume 2013, Article ID 242037, 14 pages.

Gjonov, I., Lapeva-Gjonova, A. (2013). New data on ant-attendance in leafhoppers (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae). online-first: North-Western Journal of Zoology 9, art.132102.

Özgen, İ., Lapeva-Gjonova, A. & Gjonov, I. (2012). First data on ant-attendance to Balcanocerus balcanicus (Horváth, 1903) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae, Idiocerinae) in Turkey. Journal of Anatolian Natural Sciences, 3(2): 15-17.

Csősz, S., Lapeva-Gjonova, A. & Markó, B. (2012). New data on the geographical distribution and host utilization of entomopathogenic fungus Myrmicinosporidium durum. Journal of Insect Science, 12:129.

Lapeva-Gjonova, A., Ilieff, O. (2012) Ant-associated rove beetles (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) in Bulgaria. Acta Entomologica Slovenica, 20(1): 73-84.

Lapeva-Gjonova, A., Kiran, K. & Aksoy, V. (2012). Unusual ant hosts of the socially parasitic ant Anergates atratulus (Schenck, 1852) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Psyche, vol. 2012, Article ID 391525, 3 pages.

Vagalinski, B. & Lapeva-Gjonova, A. (2012). The ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of Plana Mountain (Bulgaria). Historia Naturalis Bulgarica, 20: 87-101.

Lapeva-Gjonova, A. & Kiran, K. (2012) Ants from Strandzha Mountain (Bulgaria, Turkey) and adjacent Black Sea coast. North-western Journal of Zoology, 8(1): 72-84.

Lapeva-Gjonova, A. (2011). Ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Western Rhodope Мountains (Bulgaria). In: Beron P. (ed). Biodiversity of Bulgaria. 4. Biodiversity of Western Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece). Part II, pp.287-298. Pensoft & Nat. Mus. Natur. Hist., Sofia.

Lapeva-Gjonova, A. & Rücker, W. H. (2011). Latridiidae and Endomychidae beetles (Coleoptera) from ant nests in Bulgaria. Latridiidae – Mitteilungsblatt für Systematik und Taxonomie der Latridiidae, 8: 5-8.

Disney, R. H. L. & Lapeva-Gjonova, A. (2011). An Arabian species of Megaselia Rondani (Dipt., Phoridae) recorded from the nest of an ant (Hym., Formicidae) in Bulgaria. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 147: 115.

Lapeva-Gjonova, A. & Santamaria, S. (2011). Laboulbeniales (Ascomycota) on ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in Bulgaria. ZooNotes, 22: 1-6.

Lapeva-Gjonova, A., Kostova, R. & Guéorguiev, B. V. (2011). New records of the myrmecophilous beetle Paussus turcicus (Coleoptera, Carabidae) in Southeastern Balkans. ZooNotes, 21: 1-3.

Lapeva-Gjonova, A. (2011). First records of three ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Bulgaria. Myrmecological News, 14: 1-3.

Lapeva-Gjonova, A., Antonova, V., Radchenko, A. G. & Atanasova, M. (2010). Catalogue of the ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of Bulgaria. ZooKeys 62: 1–124.

Stoev, P. & Lapeva-Gjonova, A. (2005). Myriapods from ant nests in Bulgaria (Chilopoda, Diplopoda). Peckiana, 4: 131-142.

Lapeva-Gjonova, A. (2004). Pselaphinae (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) from ant nests (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Southwestern Bulgaria. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 56(1): 67-73.

Lapeva-Gjonova, A. (2004). Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria). In: Beron P., Popov A. (eds). Biodiversity of Bulgaria. 2. Biodiversity of Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece), pp.507-513. Pensoft & Nat. Mus. Natur. Hist., Sofia.

Lapeva-Gjonova, A. & Atanasova, M. (2004). A faunistic investigation of ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in the City of Sofia. In: L. Penev, J. Niemelä, D. J. Kotze & N. Chipev (Eds.). Ecology of the City of Sofia. Species and Communities in an Urban Environment, pp. 417-422. Pensoft Publishers, Sofia-Moscow.

Lapeva-Gjonova, A. & Chehlarov, E. (2003). Contribution to the knowledge of myrmecophilous Histeridae (Insecta: Coleoptera) in Bulgaria. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 55(1): 11-14.

Lapeva, A. & Simov, N. (2000). Xylocoris formicetorum (Boheman, 1844) (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae) – a new member of myrmecophilous fauna of the Balkan Peninsula. Historia Naturalis Bulgarica, 12: 29-31.

llieff, O. & Lapeva, A. (1997). Rove beetles (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) from nests of the meadow ant Formica pratensis Retz. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 49: 102-104.