• Eltjon Halimi University of Tirana, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Tirana, Albania https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8543-0514
  • Xhuliana Qirinxhi University “Fan. S. Noli” Korçë, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Social Sciences, Korçë, Albania https://orcid.org/0009-0008-6853-7839
  • Gerta Subashaj Reald University College, Faculty of Medical Technical Sciences, Vlora, Albania https://orcid.org/0009-0000-2112-4297
  • Anila Paparisto University of Tirana, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Tirana, Albania




Lygaeidae, Habitats, Taxonomy, Albania


The present research examines the ecological and systematic characteristics of true bugs, namely those belonging to the Lygaeidae family, within the central regions of Albania. The study was carried out in four designated sites, namely Dajti, Krraba, Iba, and Vora, which offer favorable environments for the proliferation of Lygaeidae insects. These insects have tiny to medium size, with certain specimens exhibiting vibrant hues like as red, black, and yellow, while red and black are the prevailing colors. A total of 96 biological specimens belonging to this particular family were identified over the period spanning from 2021 to 2023. There were 15 species and 12 genera of the Lygaeidae family observed at these locations. The results of the systematic analysis indicate that the genus Lygaeus exhibited the highest level of diversity, consisting of three species with a frequency of 20%. This suggests that the ecological conditions associated with these stations provide the most conducive habitats for this particular genus. The Krraba station displayed the greatest species diversity, with a total of eight species (corresponding to a frequency of 53.33%). In contrast, Dajti and Vora stations had the lowest diversity, each with only four species (corresponding to a frequency of 26.67%).


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How to Cite

Halimi, E., Qirinxhi, X., Subashaj, G., & Paparisto, A. (2024). A STUDY ON TRUE BUGS (LYGAEIDAE, INSECTA) IN THE CENTRAL ALBANIAN HABITATS. International Journal of Engineering Technologies and Management Research, 11(3), 29–34. https://doi.org/10.29121/ijetmr.v11.i3.2024.1425