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Boyan Zlatkov

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Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
1 Tsar Osvoboditel blvd.
1000 Sofia

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Curriculum vitae

Born 17 May 1982 in Sofia, Bulgaria

• 2006 - 2011 Doctor of Entomology, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, thesis "Moths of family Tortricidae from Sandanski-Petrich valley"
• 2003 - 2005 Master of Entomology, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, thesis “Faunistical research of the butterflies and moths of the Macrolepidoptera group of Mesta valley”
• 1999 - 2003 Bachelor of Biology, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski

Work experience:
• 2017 - present Chief Assistant at the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
• 2015 - 2017 curator of the Zoological Collection of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski
• 2008 - 2015 biologist at the Department of Zoology and Anthropology of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski

Entomological expeditions:
• Bulgaria: 2000 - present, regularly
• Balkan countries: 2007, 2010, 2015, 2022
• Georgia and Armenia: 2014
• Kazakhstan: 2016

• English very good
• German basic

• Societas Europaea Lepidopterologica

Research interests

taxonomy and faunistics of Tortricidae; functional morphology of genitalia of Lepidoptera; taxonomy, faunistics and conservation of butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera: Macrolepidoptera)


Zlatkov, B., Uzunov, D. 2024. Notes on distribution, habitats and biology of two little-known leafrollers in the Balkans (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Historia naturalis bulgarica 46 (3): 83–87.

Zlatkov, B., Sivilov, O. 2023. Two new steppe leafrollers (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) from Bulgaria with morphological notes. Historia naturalis bulgarica 45 (12): 309-316.

Zlatkov, B., Huemer, P. 2023. Eucosma subvittana (Staudinger 1892) stat. rev., a Mediterranean species resurrected by DNA barcodes and morphology (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae). Zootaxa 5361 (4): 451–462.

Tsvetanov, T., Zlatkov, B. 2023. Chrysoesthia sexguttella (Thunberg, 1794), a new species for Bulgaria (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Historia naturalis bulgarica 45 (10): 271–274.

Zlatkov, B., Vergilov, V., Pérez Santa-Rita, J.V., Baixeras, J. 2023. First 3-D reconstruction of copulation in Lepidoptera: interaction of genitalia in Tortrix viridana (Tortricidae). Frontiers in Zoology 20 (22).

Toshkova, N., Dimitrova, K., Langourov, M., Zlatkov, B., Bekchiev, R., Ljubomirov, T., Zielke, E., Angelova, R., Parvanova, R., Simeonov, T., Simov, N. 2023. Snacking during hibernation? Winter bat diet and prey availabilities, a case study from Iskar Gorge, Bulgaria. Historia naturalis bulgarica, 45 (5): 125-142.

Zlatkov, B., Vergilov, V., Sivilov, O., Perez Santa-Rita, J., Baixeras, J. 2022. New approaches for studying the functional anatomy of the phallus in Lepidoptera. Zoomorphology (2022).

Toshkova, N., Zlatkov, B., Fakirova, A., Zhelyazkova, V., Simov, N. 2022. First record of Psorergatoides Fain, 1959 (Acari, Cheyletoidea, Psorergatidae) for the Balkan Peninsula with description of the cutaneous lesions on the wing membrane of its hosts Myotis myotis (Borkhausen, 1797) and Myotis blythii (Tomes, 1857) (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae). Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e89514.

Tsvetanov, T., Zlatkov, B. 2022. Klimeschia transversella (Zeller, 1839), a new species for Bulgaria (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Douglasiidae). Historia naturalis bulgarica 44 (5): 37-40.

Zlatkov, B., Beshkov, S., Huemer, P. 2021. New Noctuoidea taxa from the Silver Coast of Bulgaria (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Ecologica Montenegrina 46: 98-119. DOI:

Sivilov, O., Soldati, F., Zlatkov, B. 2021. Three tenebrionid species (Insecta: Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) new to the Bulgarian fauna, with taxonomic comments. Acta zoologica bulgarica 73(1):51-57.

Nedyalkov, N., Vergilov, V., Zlatkov, B. 2021. Penis morphology of two European mole species (Soricomorpha, Talpidae). Biologia (2021).

Zlatkov, B., Sivilov, O. 2020. An addition of two Tortricidae species to the Bulgarian fauna with notes on genital morphology (Lepidoptera). Historia naturalis bulgarica 41: 103-108. DOI:

Zlatkov, B., Stefanov, S., Gashtarov, V., Vergilov, V. 2020. New records of Hierodula transcaucasica Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1878 (Mantodea) from Bulgaria. Historia naturalis bulgarica 41: 99-101.

Kovács, Z., Kovács, S., Zlatkov, B., Huemer, P. 2020. Phtheochroa carpatiana sp. nov. (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae), the Carpathian representative of the Phtheochroa frigidana species-group. Nota Lepidopterologica 43: 265-279. DOI:10.3897/nl.43.52581

Ruseva, S., Zlatkov, B., Zaemdzhikova, G. 2020. Mesophleps oxycedrella (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in association with Juniperus excelsa (Cupressaceae) in Bulgaria. ZooNotes 160: 1-4.

Zlatkov, B., Huemer, P. 2019. Remarkable confusion in some Western Palearctic Clepsis leads to a revised taxonomic concept (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae). ZooKeys 885: 51-87.

Tsvetanov, T., Zlatkov, B. 2019. Scythris sinensis (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875), a new species for Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Scythrididae). ZooNotes 146: 1-2.

Todorov, I., Stojanova, A., Zlatkov, B., Hristov, G., Melika, G. 2019. New Data on the Parasitoid-Inquiline Community of Andricus quercustozae (Bosc, 1792) (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) in Bulgaria. Acta zoologca bulgarica 71 (2): 301-303.

Vergilov, V., V. Necheva, B. Zlatkov 2018. Reproduction of Snake-eyed Skink Ablepharus kitaibelii (Bibron & Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1833) (Squamata: Scincidae) in Bulgaria. - Acta zoologica bulgarica 70 (4): 507-516.

Ruseva, S., B. Zlatkov 2018. First record of Argyresthia trifasciata Staudinger, 1871 in Bulgaria (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Argyresthiidae). - ZooNotes 132: 1-4.

Zlatkov, B. 2018. Functional anatomy of the vesica in Eugnosta magnificana (Insecta:Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). - Zoomorphology 137 (4): 535–544.

Zlatkov, B., O. Karsholt, J. Junnilainen 2018. Araeopteron ecphaea, a new addition to the Bulgarian fauna (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Erebidae). - ZooNotes 128: 1-4.

Vergilov, V., N. Tzankov, B. Zlatkov 2018. Age structure and growth in Bulgarian populations of Ablepharus kitaibelii (Bibron & Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1833) (Squamata: Sauria: Scincidae). - Herpetozoa 30 (3/4): 179- 185.

Zlatkov, B., S. Beshkov, T. Ganeva 2018. Oenothera speciosa versus Macroglossum stellatarum: killing beauty. – Arthropod-Plant interactions 12 (3): 395-400.

Zlatkov, B., P. Huemer 2017. Allopatric cryptic diversity in the alpine species complex Phtheochroa frigidana s. lat. (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) – European Journal of Taxonomy 368: 1–25.

Vergilov, V., B. Zlatkov, N. Tzankov 2017. Hemipenial differentiation in the closely related congeners Ablepharus kitaibelii (Bibron & Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1833), and Ablepharus budaki Göçmen, Kumlutaş & Tosunoğlu, 1996 (Squamata: Sauria: Scincidae). – Herpetozoa 30 (1/2): 39–48.

Toshova, T., B. Zlatkov, M. Subchev, M. Tóth 2017. Monitoring the Seasonal Flight Activity of Three Tortricid Pests in Bulgaria with a Single Sex Pheromone-baited Trap. – Acta zoologica bulgarica 69 (2): 283–292.

Zlatkov, B. 2016. On the vesica of Eucosmini and Grapholitini (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). – Zootaxa 4168 (2): 297–312.

Zlatkov, B., P. Huemer 2016. Phtheochroa unionana (Kennel, 1900) recognised as a dimorphic Cochylini species, with description of the hitherto unknown male genitalia (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae). – Nota Lepidopterologica 39 (2): 113-121.

Zlatkov, B. 2016. Taxonomy of two montane Dichrorampha species from the Balkans and Caucasus (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae). – Nota Lepidopterologica 39 (1): 13-20.

Zlatkov, B. 2013. Remarks on Tortricidae species with unknown and little known females. – Nota lepidopterologica 36 (2): 191-197.

Zlatkov, B., C. W. Plant 2013. Pempeliella alibotuschella (Drenowski, 1932) (Lep.: Pyralidae, Phycitinae) bona sp. and discovery of the male. – The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 125 (1): 19 -28.

Plant, C. W., S. Beshkov, T. Pickles, B. Zlatkov 2012. Hypenodes humidalis Doubleday (Lep.: Noctuidae) new to the Bulgarian fauna. – The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 124 (4): 161-162.

Huemer, P., B. Zlatkov, J. Baixeras 2012. Dichrorampha dinarica, new species, a century of confusion in European lepidopterology (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) resolved by combining morphology and DNA barcoding. – Zootaxa 3389: 41-50.

Zlatkov, B., Y. Budashkin 2012. Taxonomic and distributional remarks on some Palaearctic Cydia of the succedana-group with descriptions of two new species (Tortricidae). – Nota lepidopterologica 35 (1): 97-107.

Zlatkov, B., O. Sivilov 2012. New leafrollers (Lep.: Tortricidae) for Bulgaria with taxonomical comments. – The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 124 (1): 31-40.

Budashkin, Y., B. Zlatkov 2011. A new species of Epinotia Hübner, 1825 (“1816”) from southwestern Bulgaria (Tortricidae: Olethreutinae). – Nota lepidopterologica 34 (1): 33 – 37.

Beshkov, S., B. Zlatkov 2011. Desertobia ankeraria (Staudinger, 1861) (Lep.: Geometridae): a new genus and species for the Bulgarian fauna. – The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 123 (4): 163-169.

Sivilov, O., J. Atanassova, B. Zlatkov 2011. Food plant spectrum of Oedemeridae species (Insecta, Coleoptera) based on pollen analysis (a preliminary study). – Comptes rendus de l'Académie bulgare des Sciences 64 (2): 225-230.

Zlatkov, B. 2011. On Saturnia pavonia (Linnaeus, 1758) and Saturnia pavoniella (Scopoli, 1736) (Lep.: Saturniidae) – The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 123 (2): 84-89.

Zlatkov, B. 2011. A preliminary study of everted vesicae of several leafrollers (Tortricidae). – Nota lepidopterologica 33 (2): 285 – 300.

Bekchiev, R, B. Zlatkov 2010. On the distribution of Propomacrus bimucronatus (Pallas, 1781) (Col.: Euchiridae) in Bulgaria. – The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 122 (6): 274-276.

Zlatkov, B., Yu. Budashkin 2010. Tortricid moths new to the Bulgarian and European fauna (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). – The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 122 (2): 87-92.

Beshkov S., B. Zlatkov 2009. Odontognophos dumetata (Lepidoptera: Geometridae), a new genus and a new species for the Bulgarian fauna. – Phegea 37 (3): 107-110.

Zlatkov, B. 2008. Dichrorampha typhlodes (Meyrick, 1931), syn. n. of Dichrorampha acuminatana ([Lienig] & Zeller, 1846) (Tortricidae). – Nota lepidopterologica 31 (2): 297-299.

Zlatkov, B. 2008. Several new Leafrollers from Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula. – Atalanta 39 (1-4): 321-326.

Zlatkov B., S. Beshkov 2008. New and rare Macrolepidoptera (Insecta: Lepidoptera) from Bulgaria. – Acta zoologica bulgarica suppl. 2: 325-330.

Zlatkov B., M. Shishiniova 2007. Leafrollers (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) from Kresna Gorge and Sandanski-Petrich Kettle. – Годишник на Софийския университет "Св. Кл. Охридски" (96-98) 1: 39-47.

Zlatkov B. 2007. Butterflies and Moths (Macrolepidoptera: Lepidoptera: Insecta) of Mesta Valley in SW Bulgaria. – Historia naturalis bulgarica 18: 95-126.

Described taxa:
• Epinotia nigristriana Budashkin & Zlatkov, 2011
• Cydia transcaucasica Budashkin & Zlatkov, 2012
• Cydia suffuscana Zlatkov & Budashkin, 2012
• Cydia centralasiae elegantana Budashkin & Zlatkov, 2012
• Dichrorampha dinarica Huemer, Zlatkov & Baixeras, 2012
• Dichrorampha sakartvelana Zlatkov, 2016
• Phtheochroa apenninana Zlatkov & Huemer, 2017
• Phtheochroa alpinana Zlatkov & Huemer, 2017
• Phtheochroa cantabriana Zlatkov & Huemer, 2017
• Phtheochroa carpatiana Kovács, Kovács, Zlatkov & Huemer, 2020
• Eutelia adoratrix platinea Zlatkov, Beshkov & Huemer, 2021
• Lacanobia praedita canescens Zlatkov, Beshkov & Huemer, 2021
• Hadena adriana petergyulaii Zlatkov, Beshkov & Huemer, 2021


Animal Diversity and Resources
Biodiversity and Ecology of Invertebrates
Research group
Fauna, Taxonomy and Ecology of Invertebrates


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