Mount Galichica Docs

For any researcher, visitor or casual reader interested in the sublime habitats of National Park Galichica, this is the mother lode!


A new species of Mogulones Reitter from Macedonia (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Conoderinae) (Kratky, J. & Colonnelli, E.) introduces Mogulones macedonicus to the human world for the first time. So far, the weevil has only been spotted in clearings amid beech forests on Mount Galichica.

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Pollen-based paleoenvironmental and paleoclimatic change at Lake Ohrid (south-eastern Europe) during the past 500 ka (Sadori et al) emerges from the SCOPSCO drilling research that has sampled Lake Ohrid sediments. One thing we’ve learned is that the lake vicinity has been a refugium during glacial periods, keeping trees alive when conditions were inhospitable elsewhere.

Hoplitis (Hoplitis) galichicae spec. nov., a new osmiine bee species from Macedonia with key to the European representatives of the Hoplitis adunca species group (Megachilidae, Osmiini) (Mueller, A.) announces another species to science, bestowing it with the Galichica name in honor of its place of discovery.

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Land Use Changes on Galichica Mountain (Despodovska et al) shows how pastures and shrubland has been gradually replaced with forest by comparing Yugoslavian army maps from the 1950s and 1970s with those of Google in 2007. It provides some socio-economic explanation for the transformation too.


Fauna of butterflies (Papilionoidea) in the National Park Galičica, Republic of Macedonia (Krpac et al) describes 166 species from the Ohrid region’s incredible Prime Butterfly Area.

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Forest Vegetation of the Galichica Mountain Range in Macedonia (Matevski et al) contains beautifully detailed maps and fascinating tables, providing a complete overview of the massif’s 37 forest communities from lake level to the tree-line with details of soils and ecology, not to mention dominant, diagnostic and constant species.

Glacial Features on the Galichica Mountains, Macedonia: Preliminary Report (Ribolini et al) uses clues left on the mountainside to reconstruct the probable topography of long-gone glaciers, allowing inferences about the amount of precipitation required to sustain them.

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