Milaim Musliu

Milaim Musliu
University of Peja “Haxhi Zeka”

PhD

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The caddisfliy fauna of Macedonia is still insufficiently known. We collected adult caddisfly specimens with entomological net and ultraviolet light trap during June 2017 in a spring area of streamlet in Brodec village in Macedonia (before, in and above the village) which belongs to the Karadak Mountains. During this investigation we found 17 speci...
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The quality of surface waters is being impacted by the anthropogenic and natural pollution, thus limiting the usage of this water for drinking, industry, agriculture, recreation and other purposes. The water quality indices are intended to provide a single value for the water quality of a source or a stream that reduces the large amount of paramete...
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Caddisfly specimens were collected with entomological net and ultraviolet light trap during 2016 and 2017 at eight localities in North Macedonia, Kosovo and Serbia. During this investigation we found 13 species. Here we report first record of Chaetopteroides kosovarorum from North Macedonia, as well as new localities for this species in Kosovo and...
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We collected adult caddisfly specimens occasionally during 2017 at the Karadak Mountains, which remains one of the least explored mountainous areas in the Western Balkans. Here we report 15 species, three of which are first records for the Karadak Mountains and Republic of North Macedonia: Rhyacophila bosnica Schmid, 1960, Tinodes kimminsi Sykora,...
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During August and September 2018 we collected the macroinvertebrate fauna in the Leqinat Lake, Kosovo. The Leqinat lake (great lake) is a mountain lake found in the National Park “Bjeshkët e Nemuna” in western Kosovo, shared between Kosovo and Montenegro. Macrozoobenthos specimens were collected with D-frame net of 30×20 cm (600 cm2) diameter. Sam...
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In this paper, we present new faunistic data of the spider fauna from the Sharr Mountains (Kosovo), one of the least investigated areas in the Balkans. Previously only 27 species of spiders were known from the Kosovo part of the Sharr Mountains but with this investigation, the number has increased to 74. Pictures of rare and interesting species are...
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We investigated 11 pillbox bunkers in Dibër Municipality and one military tunnel near Tirana (Albania). We found 101 spider specimens belonging to 15 species, of which two species are reported for the first time from Albania: Leviellus thorelli (Ausserer, 1871) (Araneidae) and Meta bourneti Simon, 1922 (Tetragnathidae). This paper contributes new i...
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In this paper, we report the first records of the harlequin ladybird Harmonia axyridis (Pallas, 1773) from Republic of Kosovo as well as new records from Albania, Greece, Montenegro and the Republic of North Macedonia. So far, the species is reported from 25 localities in Kosovo (first record in 2013) and 13 localities all over Montenegro. H. axyri...
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The morphology of all postembryonic stages (larva, pupa, male, and female) of Rhyacophila macedonica Karaouzas, Valladolid, & Ibrahimi n. sp. from Greece, Republic of North Macedonia, Kosovo and Serbia was examined. Morphological data were supplemented by a molecular analysis of the mitochondrial cytochrome C oxidase subunit I (COI) and compared wi...
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In this study we describe Rhyacophila siparantum sp. nov., a new species of the Rhyacophila philopotamoides species group from the Bjeshkët e Nemuna Mountains in Kosovo, based on morphological (male adults) and molecular (sequencing of the barcode region of the cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene (COI)) characteristics. The new species is morpholog...
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National Park “Bjeshkët e Nemuna”, with its position in the north-western part of the country, is part of the mountainous ones of the same name (or known as the Albanian Alps), which also extend to the three neighboring states, in R. Kosovo, R. Albania and R. Montenegro. In Kosovo this park lies in the municipalities of Istog, Peja, Deçan, Junik an...
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Adult caddisflies were collected during 2018 and 2019 from Kožuf and Baba mountains, located in the southern end of the Republic of North Macedonia. A total of 36 species were recorded, of which 22 and 8 were recorded for the first time for Kožuf and Baba mountains, respectively. Limnephilus flavi-cornis (Fabricius, 1787) is reported for the first...
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We collected adult cranefly specimens during 2016 and 2017 with entomological nets from some localities in Kosovo, North Macedonia and Serbia. A number of 7 species belonging to 5 genera and 2 families were collected. Four species found during this investigation are first records for Republic of Kosovo: Geranomyia fuscior Stary, 2012, Limonia macro...
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The knowledge about stoneflies of the Balkan Peninsula is still not complete with many areas poorly investigated. During this investigation we collected adult stoneflies specimens from Kosovo, Albania, North Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro during the period 2014-2018. In total we found 43 species belonging to 14 genera and 7 families. Four species...
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During 2017 we collected adult caddisfly specimens at the Karadak Mountains, Republic of North Macedonia. In total we found 15 species, two of which are recorded for the first time from North Macedonia: Potamophylax fules Oláh and Ibrahimi, 2013 and Chaetopteryx gonospina Marinkovic-Gospodnetic, 1966. Potamophylax fules belongs to the nigricornis g...
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Noctuid specimens were collected in the seven different localities in Kosovo during 2019 (April to July). We found thirty five species, five species are first records for the noctuid fauna of Kosovo: Hecatera cappa (Hübner, 1809), Simyra nervosa (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775), Aegle semicana (Esper, 1798), Hecatera bicolorata (Hufnagel, 1766) and M...
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Background The Western Balkans are an important hotspot of caddisfly diversity in Europe, with several microscale endemics, many of which were discovered during the recent years. The genus Potamophylax Wallengren, 1891 likely originated and diversified in Europe, with the Balkan Peninsula being one of the most important diversity hotspots. New inf...
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During the spring of 2011, forty-five macrozoobenthos samples were taken from streams and rivers all over the Dragash Municipality in order to assess the impact of inhabited areas in these freshwater ecosystems, considering the fact that there is no sewage treatment and waste management is dysfunctional in many parts of this Municipality. On the ba...
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Geci, D., Musliu, M., Bilalli, A. & Ibrahimi, H.: New records of Cydalima perspectalis (Walker, 1859) (Lepidoptera, Crambidae) from Albania and Kosovo. Nat. Croat., Vol. 29, No. 1, 135-138, Zagreb, 2020. In this contribution, we report new records of the invasive moth Cydalima perspectalis (Walker, 1859) from Albania and Kosovo. Previously, it has...
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We sporadically collected stoneflies on Berisha Mountain in Kosovo during 2017 and 2018. During this investigation we found 12 species belonging to the following families: Leuctridae, Nemouridae and Perlidae. Five species were recorded for the first time from Kosovo: Nemoura anas, N. asceta, N. peristeri, N. vinconi and Protonemura beaumonti. This...
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The Balkan endemic caddisfly species Drusus osogovicus Kumanski, 1980, previously known only from the Bulgarian part of the transboundary Osogovo Mountain, is reported from the Republic of North Macedonia for the first time. The species is recorded at four localities in the country: two localities in the North- Macedonian part of Osogovo Mountain a...
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Background: The knowledge about distribution, ecology and species composition of caddisflies of the Balkan Peninsula is still not complete. The ongoing investigations of the last years highlight this area as an important hotspot of caddisfly diversity. Polycentropus ierapetra slovenica has been considered a narrow range endemic of Slovenia and sur...
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The discovery of the new Agaphylax genus with unique paramere organisation has initiated our lineage sorting of tribes by parameres in the Limnephilinae subfamily applying the principles and procedures of fine phenomics in order to establish transformation series of the polarized plesiomorphy-apomorphy character states for each limnephiline genera....
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Adult caddisflies were collected in the Opojë Region belonging to the Sharr Mountains in Kosovo from May to October 2013. This mountainous area which is known for many endemic and rare species of plants and animals is still not enough explored in terms of caddisfly fauna. A diverse fauna consisting of 11 families and 43 species was found. Three spe...
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This investigation was carried out between January 2017 and December 2017 in the Morava e Binçës River in order to determine the water quality of the river. Macrozoobenthos specimens were collected once a month with a Surber net of 30 x 20 cm (600 cm2) diameter, in 10 selected stations of the Morava e Binçës River. The collected material was fixed...
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Chaetopteroides kosovarorum Ibrahimi & Oláh, 2013 belongs to an extremely rare genus, inhabiting only few mountainous areas in the Balkans, and until recently has been reported only from type locality in Kosovo. In this paper, we report first record of this species from North Macedonia as well as new localities in Kosovo. We collected adult caddisf...
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Adult caddisflies were collected sporadically in the Ulqin Municipality and Çakorr Mountains in Montenegro during 2015 and 2016. Six species found during this investigation are first records for the caddisfly fauna of Montenegro: Hydroptila sparsa Curtis, 1834, Hydropsyche modesta Navàs, 1925, Hydropsyche siltalai Doehler, 1963, Neureclipsis bimacu...
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In this study, the results of fish composition, distribution and abundance are presented according to the effects of water physicochemical parameters from the Livoq Lake in the eastern part of Kosovo. The fish specimens were sampled in six sampling stations in 2018 by using a variety of methods, including electro-fishing devices, fishing rod and ca...
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In this paper we present the results of a study on the distribution of butterfly species in the protected area Mirusha Waterfalls in Kosovo, conducted in the period from April to the end of September 2016. No studies on butterfly fauna in this area had been conducted previously. The survey was organized in 13 sites with different types of habitats,...
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In this paper the results of a study on composition of butterfly fauna of the family Nymphalidae in the protected area “Mirusha Waterfalls” in Kosovo, conducted in the period April to the end of September 2016 are presented. “Mirusha Waterfalls” is a Natural Monument (III category according to IUCN) with a surface of 598.4 ha, located in the centra...
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Introduction: The family Limnephilidae is a large Integripalpian family of caddisflies (Trichoptera) with more than 1000 species worldwide. Species of this family are found in marshes, lakes, rivers and streams from low altitudes up to the alpine area. Many species of this family in the Balkan Peninsula are endemics of certain mountains, rare or th...
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The caddisfly fauna of the Karadak Mountains in the border area between Kosovo and Macedonia was previously completely unknown. We collected adult caddisfly specimens occasionally, from September 2016 to June 2017, in sixteen localities in this area. During this investigation we found 18 species belonging to the following families: Limnephilidae, R...
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Introduction: Water is a crucial natural resource, a basic human need and a precious natural asset. Environmental pollution and especially the contamination of freshwater ecosystems is one of the current challenges in the Balkan Peninsula. The increased urbanization, industrialization, the modernization of agriculture and the increase in traffic co...
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Introduction: The distribution, diversity and ecology of caddisflies from the Balkan Peninsula and southeastern Europe are still insufficiently known. The Kosovo caddisfly fauna has been intensively investigated during the last decade but insufficiently researched areas still remain. Material and Methods: Adult caddisfly specimens were collected wi...
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Knowledge about the aquatic insect order Trichoptera in Macedonia is still very limited. We collected adult caddisfly specimens with entomological net and ultraviolet light trap during June 2017 in a spring area of streamlet in Tanushë village which belongs to the Karadak Mountains shared by Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia. During this investigation w...
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Introduction: Balkan Peninsula is one of the most important biodiversity hotspots in Europe with high rate of endemism in aquatic insects due to geological, hydrological and climatic features of the aera. There are still scarce information related to aquatic insects in the area and caddisflies are one of the least investigated orders with more deta...
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In this paper the results of a study on composition of butterfly fauna in the protected area “Mirusha Waterfalls” in Kosovo, conducted in the period April to the end of September 2016 are presented. “Mirusha Waterfalls” is a Natural Monument (III category according to IUCN) with a surface of 598.4 ha, located in the central part of Kosovo. No s...
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Insects of the order Lepidoptera are among the most explored in Europe. This order is presented with a rich variety, especially in the Balkan Peninsula, which includes also the state of Kosovo. In this paper the results of the research of Nymphalidae family in the region of Llapusha in Kosovo, specifically in the southern part of the mountain range...
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In this paper we report two new records of the rare limnephilid species Potamophylax rotundipennis (Brauer, 1857) from the Balkan peninsula, more precisely from the Republic of Kosovo. The first sampling station is located around the spring area of the only stream inside Blinajë hunting reserve in central Kosovo, and the second one in the middle se...
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The industry development of different economic operators is one of the main causes of pollution,which day-by-day is becoming an alarming issue. Despite operating, the economic operators are nonconforming to different European standards, and they are the main pollutants of essential elements oflife such as air, water and soil. Since air pollutants a...
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Kosovo has a rich and diverse fauna of butterflies which, recently, is arising a huge interest of biodiversity researchers. In this paper, the results of the research of butterflies of the Lyecaenidae family, conducted in the mountains of Ceri, Stermica and Kryeguri, in the central part of Kosovo, are presented. In total twenty-five species of Lyca...
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The Kosovo caddisfly fauna has been intensively investigated during the last decade (e. g. Ibrahimi et al. 2012, 2013, 2014) but insufficiently researched areas still remain. We present here the first record of Crunoecia monospina Botosaneanu, 1960 for the Kosovo caddisflies. It is an endemic species of the Balkan Peninsula and Carpathians and in...
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ABSTRACT: Acoustic pollution in Kaçanik municipality is mostly concentrated in the first (I-st) urban zone. Although there are many factors that cause the noise, the main causes of the noise pollution in the municipality of Kaçanik are: regional roads, rail roads, air and social activities (nightclubs, discotheques, cafeterias, bars, restaurants),...
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ABSTRACT: This paper presents the research on butterflies (Lepidoptera) in the village Shkoza in Kosovo. The data on the structure of butterflies in Kosovo is quite limited and incomplete because a large part of its territory is not explored in this respect. The village Shkoza belongs to the municipality of Malisheva, located in the central part of...
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ABSTRACT: Although Kosovo is a very small country with an area of approximately 10,887 km², the pollution in a country level is very low, but the main pollution problems are in urban areas which are highly contaminated. The main source of this pollution is: industries, Kosovo Energy Corporation (KEK) power stations – road transport, central heating...
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ABSTRACT: Although Kosovo is a very small country with an area of approximately 10,887 km², the pollution in a country level is very low, but the main pollution problems are in urban areas which are highly contaminated. The main source of this pollution is: industries, Kosovo Energy Corporation (KEK) power stations – road transport, central heating...
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Kosovo has a rich and diverse fauna of butterflies which, recently, is arising a huge interest of biodiversity researchers. In this paper, the results of the research of butterflies of the family Lycaenidae, conducted in the mountains of Ceri, Stermica and Kryeguri, in the central part of Kosovo, are presented. Butterflies were collected in the per...
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In this paper we provide a list of new species records of Trichoptera collected during the 2009-2010 period in the Republic of Kosovo. We report six first records for the Kosovo caddisfly fauna: Tinodes braueri McLachlan, 1978, Hydropsyche modesta Navas, 1925, Plectrocnemia mojkovacensis Malicky, 1982, Annitella triloba Marinković-Gospodnetić, 1955...
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The distribution of Mesophylax aspersus Curtis, 1834 (Trichoptera Limnephilidae) ranges from Western Europe, Mediterranean region, Madeira, Canary Islands and up to Southwestern Asia. According to the present knowledge it is however almost absent from Southeastern Europe. In this paper we present first record of M. aspersus from the Republic of Kos...
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New faunistic data on Trichoptera from Kosovo based on sampling carried out during the autumn of 2013 and first half of 2014 are presented. Limnephilus bipunctatus was found in a small stream in Kaqandoll village located in northern Kosovo and in Shtuticë village located in central Kosovo. Two male specimens of Limnephilus decipiens were found at G...

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Investigation of spider fauna from Sharr Mountains
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Updating the list of Kosovo's spiders and assessing the distribution and abundance features of the spider species.
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The aim of this project is to evaluate the quality of these waters quickly, concisely and accurately so that the public understands their quality better. To this end, we have created the appropriate software for calculating WQI.