|Publication Type:||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication:||2004|
|Authors:||Lapeva-Gjonova, A, Atanasova, M|
|Book Title:||L. Penev, J. Niemelä, D. J. Kotze & N. Chipev (Eds.). Ecology of the City of Sofia. Species and Communities in an Urban Environment|
|Keywords:||Bulgaria, Formicidae, urban communities|
A two-year-long investigation of the myrmecofauna of five parks in the city of Sofia (Boris Garden, Hunting Park, South Park, West Park and North Park), resulted in the collection o f 31 species from 12 genera in 4 subfamilies. Eighteen species were herpetobionts, six were dendrobionts, five were geobionts and two were stratobionts. The zoogeographical structure of the studied ant communities is as follows: Transpalaearctic - 15 species, Amphipalaearctic - 5, Euro-West-Siberian - 4, Euro-Caucasian - 3, South-European - 2 and Mediterranean - 2.
A Faunistic Investigation of the Ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in the City of Sofia