Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt

Entomology I
long-horned beetle


Beetles make up the largest part of the collection of Entomology I (above: the longhorned-beetle Rosalia alpina)

The collections of Entomology I contain the insect orders Coleoptera (Beetles), Thysanoptera (Thrips) and Strepsiptera (Twisted-Wing Parasites).

We investigate animal communities associated with bamboo and insects occuring in small water bodies in Southeast Asia. Our field of work is taxonomy (describing new species), zoogeography (distribution of animals) and ecology (life habits, life cycles, behavioural ecology, interspecific interrelationships and structure and functioning of animal communities).

Our studies belong to the Senckenberg Research Field Biodiversity and Systematics and Biodiversity and Ecosystems, respectively.