Heikkilä M., Minet J., Zwick A., Hundsdoerfer A.K., Rougerie R., Kitching I.J. (2023) Critical re-examination of known purported fossil Bombycoidea (Lepidoptera) PeerJ 11:e16049. PDF

Hundsdoerfer, A. K., Schell, T., Patzold, F., Wright, C. J., Yoshido, A., Marec, F., Daneck, H., Winkler, S., Greve, C., Podsiadlowski, L., Hiller, M. & Pippel, M. (2023) High-quality haploid genomes corroborate 29 chromosomes and highly conserved synteny of genes in Hyles hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). BMC Genomics, 24: 443. PDF

Fiedler, S., Langner, M., Oertel, R., Giddings Vassão, D., Nitschke, J., Gershenzon, J., & Hundsdoerfer, A. K. (2023) First insights into herbivore-plant interaction of the spurge hawkmoth and Euphorbia cyparissias. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 11. PDF


Hundsdoerfer, A. K., Schell, T., Patzold, F., Yoshido, A., Marec, F., Daneck, H., Winkler, S., Greve, C., Hiller, M. & Pippel, M. (2022) High quality genomes corroborate 29 chromosomes of the haploid Hyles (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) karyotype. bioRxiv  

Schniebs K., Sitnikova T.Y., Vinarski M.V., Müller A., Khanaev I.V. & Hundsdoerfer A.K. (2022) Morphological and Genetic Variability in Radix auricularia (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Lymnaeidae) of Lake Baikal, Siberia: The Story of An Unfinished Invasion into the Ancient Deepest Lake. Diversity 14, 527. PDF


Patzold, F., Marabuto, E., Daneck, H., O’Neill, M.A., Kitching, I.J., Hundsdoerfer, A.K. (2021) The phylogenetics and biogeography of the Central Asian hawkmoths, Hyles hippophaes and H. chamyla: Can mitogenomics and machine learning bring clarity? Diversity, 13, 213. PDF

Daneck, H., Barth, M.B., Geck, M., Hundsdoerfer, A.K. (2021) Super cooling point phenotypes and cold resistance in Hyles euphorbiae hawk moths from different climate zones. Diversity,13, 207. PDF 

Rubinoff, D., San Jose, M. Anna K. Hundsdoerfer (2021) Cryptic diversity in a vagile Hawaiian moth group suggests complex factors drive diversification. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution, 155, 107002


Hundsdoerfer, A. K., & Kitching, I. J. (2020) Morphological evolution in Hyles Hübner, 1819 hawkmoths (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae): reconstructing the ancestral Hyles habitus. Nota Lepidopterologica, 43, 181.

Schniebs, K., Bössneck, U. & Hundsdoerfer, A. K. (2020) On the identity of Radix peregra (O. F. Müller) (Gastropoda: Basommatophora: Lymnaeidae) in the Azores. Journal of Conchology 43(5): 531-541.

Hundsdoerfer, A. K., & Kitching, I. J. (2020) Ancient incomplete lineage sorting of Hyles and Rhodafra (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Organisms Diversity & Evolution, 1-10. PDF

Patzold, F., Zilli, A., & Hundsdoerfer, A. K. (2020) Advantages of an easy-to-use DNA extraction method for minimal-destructive analysis of collection specimens. PloS one, 15(7), e0235222. PDF

Britz, R., Hundsdörfer, A. & Fritz, U. (2020) Funding, training, permits—the three big challenges of taxonomy. Megataxa, 001(1), 049-052. PDF

Pippel, M., Jebb, D., Patzold, F., Winkler, S., Hiller, M. & Hundsdoerfer, A.K. (2020) A highly contiguous genome assembly of the bat hawkmoth Hyles vespertilio (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Gigascience, 9(1), 1-10. PDF


Vargas, H. A., & Hundsdoerfer, A. K. (2019) Two new native larval host plants of Hyles annei (Guérin-Méneville, 1839)(Lepidoptera, Sphingidae) in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile following exceptional summer rainfall. Nota Lepidopterologica, 42, 151-156. PDF

Hundsdoerfer, A. K., Lee, K. M., Kitching, I. J., & Mutanen, M. (2019) Genome-wide SNP data reveal an overestimation of species diversity in a group of hawkmoths. Genome Biology and Evolution, 11(8), 2136-2150. PDF

Hundsdoerfer, A. K., Buchwalder, K., O’Neill, M. A., & Dobler, S. (2019) Chemical ecology traits in an adaptive radiation: TPA-sensitivity and detoxification in Hyles and Hippotion (Sphingidae, Lepidoptera) larvae. Chemoecology, 29:35-47. PDF

Schniebs, K., Glöer, P., Vinarski, M.V., Beran, L., & Hundsdoerfer, A. K. (2019) Intraspecific morphological and genetic variability in the Palaearctic freshwater snail Radix ampla (Hartmann, 1821) (Gastropoda: Basommatophora: Lymnaeidae). Journal of Conchology, 43(3), 245-267.


Barth, M. B., Buchwalder, K., Kawahara, A. Y., Zhou, X., Liu, S., Krezdorn, N., Rotter, B., Horres, R. & Hundsdoerfer, A. K. (2018) Functional characterization of the Hyles euphorbiae hawkmoth transcriptome reveals strong expression of phorbol ester detoxification and seasonal cold hardiness genes. Frontiers in Zoology, 15(1), 20. PDF

Schniebs, K., Glöer, P., Quiñonero-Salgado, S., Lopez-Soriano, J., & Hundsdoerfer, A. K. (2018) The first record of Galba cubensis (L. Pfeiffer, 1839)(Mollusca: Gastropoda: Lymnaeidae) from open fields of Europe. Folia Malacologica, 26(1), 3-15. PDF


Hundsdörfer, A.K. (2017) In memoriam StD. Heimo Harbich, *3.XI.1941 und 31.I.2017. Atalanta 48: 1-4.

Hundsdoerfer, A. K., Päckert, M., Kehlmaier, C., Strutzenberger, P., & Kitching, I. J. (2017) Museum archives revisited: Central Asiatic hawkmoths reveal exceptionally high late Pliocene species diversification (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). Zoologica Scripta 46(5), 552-570. Early View

Hundsdoerfer, A. K., & Kitching, I. J. (2017) Historic DNA for taxonomy and conservation: A case-study of a century-old Hawaiian hawkmoth type (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). PLoS ONE 12(3), e0173255. PDF 


Mende, M. B., Bartel, M., & Hundsdoerfer, A. K. (2016) A comprehensive phylogeography of the Hyles euphorbiae complex (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) indicates a ‘glacial refuge belt’. Scientific Reports, 6. PDF

Schniebs, K., Glöer, P. , Vinarski, M. V. & Hundsdoerfer, A.K. (2016) A barcode pitfall in Palaearctic Stagnicola specimens (Mollusca: Lymnaeidae): Incongruence of mitochondrial genes, a nuclear marker and morphology. North-Western Journal of Zoology 12(2), 239-254.


Schniebs, K., Georgiev, D., Glöer, P., & Hundsdoerfer, A. K. (2015) A molecular genetic evidence of the occurrence of the freshwater snail Radix lagotis (Schrank, 1803)(Gastropoda: Lymnaeidae) in Bulgaria. Ecologica Montenegrina, 3, 29-39. PDF


Mende M.B. & Hundsdoerfer A.K. (2014) More evidence for an admixture of the Hyles euphorbiae complex’s main lineages in Mediterranean Europe (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). European Journal of Entomology 111(4), 584–587. PDF

Stuckas, H., Mende, M. & Hundsdoerfer, A.K. (2014) Response to cold acclimation in diapause pupae of Hyles euphorbiae (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae): candidate biomarker identification using proteomics. Insect Molecular Biology 23(4), 444-456. PDF


Korn, M., Rabet, N., Ghate, H.V. & Hundsdoerfer, A.K. (2013) Molecular phylogeny of the Notostraca. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69(3), 1159-1171.

Marrone, F., Lo Brutto, S., Hundsdoerfer, A.K. & Arculeo, M. (2013) Overlooked cryptic endemism in copepods: Systematics and natural history of the calanoid subgenus Occidodiaptomus Borutzky 1991 (Copepoda, Calanoida, Diaptomidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evoution 66(1), 190-202. PDF

Mende, M.B. & Hundsdoerfer, A.K. (2013) Mitochondrial lineage sorting in action — historical biogeography of the Hyles euphorbiae complex (Sphingidae, Lepidoptera) in Italy. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13, 83. PDF

Schniebs, K., Glöer, P., Vinarski, M. V. & Hundsdoerfer, A.K. (2013) Intraspecific morphological and genetic variability in the European freshwater snail Radix labiata (Rossmaessler, 1835) (Gastropoda: Basommatophora: Lymnaeidae). Contributions to Zoology 82(1), 55-68. PDF


Fritz, U., Stuckas, H., Vargas-Ramirez, M., Hundsdörfer, A.K., Maran, J., Paeckert, M. (2012) Molecular phylogeny of Central and South American slider turtles: implications for biogeography and systematics (Testudines: Emydidae: Trachemys). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 50(2), 125-136.

Schniebs, K., Gloer, P., Georgiev, D. & Hundsdoerfer, A.K. (2012) First record of Stagnicola montenegrinus Gloer & Pesic, 2009 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Lymnaeidae) in Bulgaria and its taxonomic relationship to other European lymnaeids based on molecular analysis. North-Western Journal of Zoology 8(1), 164-171.

Vinarski, M.V., Schniebs, K., Gloer, P., Son, M.O. & Hundsdoerfer, A.K. (2012) The steppe relics: taxonomic study on two lymnaeid species endemic to the former USSR (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Lymnaeidae). Archiv für Molluskenkunde 141(1), 67-85.


Fritz, U., Branch, W.R., Hofmeyr, M.D., Maran, J., Prokop, H., Schleicher, A., Široký, P., Stuckas, H., Vargas-Ramírez, M., Vences, M. & Hundsdörfer, A.K. (2011) Molecular phylogeny of African hinged and helmeted terrapins (Testudines: Pelomedusidae: Pelusios and Pelomedusa). Zoologica Scripta 40(2), 115-125.

Gong, S., Hitschfeld, E., Hundsdörfer, A.K., Auer, M., Wang, F., Zhou, L. & Fritz, U. (2011) Is the horned pitviper Ceratrimeresurus shenlii Liang and Liu, 2003 from China a valid Protobothrops? Amphibia-Reptilia 32, 132-135. PDF

Hundsdoerfer, A.K., Mende, M.B., Kitching, I.J. & Cordellier, M. (2011) Taxonomy, phylogeography and climate relations of the Western Palaearctic spurge hawkmoth (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae, Macroglossinae). Zoologica Scripta 40(4), 403-417.

Hundsdoerfer, A.K., Mende, M.B., Harbich, H., Pittaway, A.R., & Kitching, I.J. (2011) Larval pattern morphotypes in the Western Palaearctic Hyles euphorbiae complex (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae, Macroglossinae). Insect Systematics & Evolution 42, 41-86.

Mende, M.B., Stuckas, H. & Hundsdoerfer, A.K. (2011) Eight new microsatellite loci of the Western Palearctic Hyles euphorbiae complex (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). Annales Zoologici Fennici 48, 142-146. PDF

Schniebs, K., Glöer, P., Vinarski, M.V. & Hundsdoerfer, A.K. (2011) Intraspecific and genetic variability in Radix balthica (Linnaeus 1758) (Gastropoda: Basommatophora: Lymnaeidae) with morphological comparison to other European Radix species. Journal of Conchology 40(6), 657-678. PDF

Vinarski, M.V., Schniebs, K., Glöer, P. & Hundsdoerfer, A.K. (2011) The taxonomic status and phylogenetic relationships of the genus Aenigmomphiscola Kruglov and Starobogatov, 1981  Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Lymnaeidae). Journal of Natural History 45(33-34), 2049–2068.


Fritz, U., Daniels, S.R., Hofmeyr, M.D., González, J., Barrio-Amorós, C.L., Široký, P., Hundsdörfer, A.K. & Stuckas, H. (2010) Mitochondrial phylogeography and subspecies of the wide-ranging sub-Saharan leopard tortoise Stigmochelys pardalis (Testudines: Testudinidae) – a case study for the pitfalls of pseudogenes and GenBank sequences. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 48, 348-359.

Fritz, U., Gong, S., Auer, M., Kuchling, G., Schneeweiss, N. & Hundsdörfer, A.K. (2010) The world’s economically most important chelonians represent a diverse species complex (Testudines: Trionychidae: Pelodiscus). Organisms, Diversity & Evolution, 10, 227-242. PDF

Hundsdoerfer, A.K. & Kitching, I.J. (2010) A method for improving DNA yield from century-plus old specimens of large Lepidoptera while minimizing damage to external and internal abdominal characters. Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 68(1), 151-155. PDF

Hundsdoerfer, A.K., Sanetra, M., Corbeil, D. & Stuckas, H. (2010) Eleven hawkmoth microsatellite loci of Canary Island Hyles tithymali (Lepidoptera). Conservation Genetics Resources 2, 241–244.

Korn, M. Green, A.J., Machado, M., García-de-Lomas, J., Cristo, M., Cancela da Fonseca, L., Frisch, D., Pérez-Bote, J.L. & Hundsdoerfer, A.K. (2010) Phylogeny, molecular ecology and taxonomy of southern Iberian lineages of Triops mauritanicus (Crustacea: Notostraca). Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 10(5), 409-440. PDF


Fritz, U., Ayaz, D., Hundsdörfer, A.K., Kotenko, T., Guicking, D., Wink, M., Tok, C. V., Çiçek, K. & Buschbom, J. (2009) Mitochondrial diversity of European pond turtles (Emys orbicularis) in Anatolia and the Ponto-Caspian Region: Multiple old refuges, hotspot of extant diversification and critically endangered endemics. Organisms, Diversity and Evolution 9, 100-114. PDF 

Fritz, U., Harris, J., Fahd, S., Rouag, R., Graciá Martínez, E., Giménez Casalduero, A., Kalboussi, M., Jdeidi, T., Hundsdörfer, A.K. (2009) Mitochondrial phylogeography of Testudo graeca in the Western Mediterranean: Old complex divergence in North Africa and recent arrival in Europe . Amphibia-Reptilia 30, 63-80. PDF

Fritz; U., Auer; M., Chirikova, M. A., Duysebayeva, T.N., Eremchenko, V.K., Kami, H.G., Kashkarov, R.D., Masroor, R., Pindrani, A.; Široký, P. & Hundsdörfer, A.K. (2009) Mitochondrial phylogeography of the wide-ranging Central Asian steppe tortoise (Testudo horsfieldii Gray, 1844). Amphibia-Reptilia 30, 245-257. PDF

Gong, S., Shi, H., Mo, Y., Auer, M., Vargas-Ramírez, M., Hundsdörfer, A.K. & Fritz, U. (2009) Phylogeography of the endangered black-breasted leaf turtle (Geoemyda spengleri) and conservation implications for other chelonians. Amphibia-Reptilia 30, 57-62. PDF

Hundsdoerfer, A.K. & Wink, M. (2009) Experimental population genetics in insects: inheritance of ISSR-PCR bands in an artificial population. Zootaxa 2231, 40-46. FIRST PAGE PDF

Hundsdoerfer, A.K., Rheinheimer, J. &. Wink, M. (2009) A molecular phylogeny of the Curculionoidea (Coleoptera): Reconstructions from mitochondrial and nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences. Zoologischer Anzeiger 248, 9-31. PREVIEW

Hundsdoerfer, A.K., Rubinoff, D., Attié, M., Wink, M. & Kitching, I.J. (2009) A revised molecular phylogeny of the globally distributed hawkmoth genus Hyles (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae), based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 52, 852-865.

Praschag, P., Holloway, R., Georges, A., Päckert, M., Hundsdörfer, A.K. & Fritz, U. (2009) A new subspecies of Batagur affinis (Cantor, 1847), one of the world’s most critically endangered chelonians (Testudines: Geoemydidae). Zootaxa 2232, 57-68. PDF

Praschag, P., Hundsdörfer, A.K. & Fritz, U. (2009) Further specimens and phylogenetic position of the recently described leaf turtle species Cyclemys gemeli (Testudines: Geoemydidae). Zootaxa 2008, 29-37. PDF


Buder, G., Grossmann, C., Hundsdoerfer, A.K. & Klass, K.-D. (2008) A contribution to the phylogeny of the Ciidae and its relationships with other cucujoid and tenebrionoid beetles (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia). Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 66, 165-190. PDF

Dimaki, M., Hundsdörfer, A.K. & Fritz, U. (2008) Eastern Mediterranean chameleons (Chamaeleo chamaeleon, Ch. africanus) are distinct. Amphibia-Reptilia 29, 535-540. PDF

Fritz, U., Ayaz, D.,  Buschbom, J., Kami, H., Mazanaeva, L. F., Aloufi, A. A., Auer, M., Rifai, L., ŠiliĆ, T. & Hundsdörfer, A.K. (2008) Go east: Phylogeographies of Mauremys caspica and M. rivulata – discordance of morphology, mitochondrial and nuclear genomic markers and rare hybridization (Reptilia, Testudines, Geoemydidae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 21, 527–540. PDF 

Fritz, U., Guicking, D., Auer, M., Sommer, R.S., Wink, M. & Hundsdörfer, A.K. (2008) Diversity of the Southeast Asian leaf turtle genus Cyclemys: how many leaves on its tree of life? Zoologica Scripta 37: 367-390.  


Fritz, U., Hundsdörfer, A.K., Siroký, P., Auer, M., Kami, H., Lehmann, J., Mazanaeva, L. F., Türkozan, O. & Wink, M. (2007) Phenotypic plasticity leads to incongruence between morphology-based taxonomy and genetic differentiation in western Palaearctic tortoises (Testudo graeca complex; Testudines, Testudinidae). Amphibia-Reptilia 28, 97-121. PDF

Praschag, P., Hundsdörfer, A.K. & Fritz, U. (2007) Phylogeny and taxonomy of endangered South and Southeast Asian freshwater turtles elucidated by mtDNA sequences variation (Reptilia: Testudines: Batagur, Callagur, Hardella, Kachuga, Pangshura). Zoologica Scripta 36, 429-442.

Praschag, P., Hundsdörfer, A.K., Reza, A.H.M. & Fritz, U. (2007) Genetic evidence for wild-living Aspideretes nigricans and a molecular phylogeny of South Asian softshell turtles (Reptilia: Trionychidae: Aspideretes, Nilssonia) Zoologica Scripta 36, 301-310.


Fritz, U., Auer, M., Bertolero, A., Cheylan, M., Fattizzo, T., Hundsdörfer, A.K., Martín Sampayo, M., Pretus, J., Siroký, P. & Wink, M. (2006) A rangewide phylogeography of Hermann’s tortoise, Testudo hermanni (Reptilia: Testudines: Testudinidae): implications for taxonomy. Zoologica Scripta 5, 531–543.

Harbich, H. & Hundsdoerfer, A.K. (2006) Untersuchungen an einem Hyles Freilandhybriden aus Nord Tunesien (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Entomologische Zeitschrift 116, 99-106.

Hundsdoerfer, A.K. & Wink, M. (2006) Incongruence of morphology and genetic markers in Hyles tithymali (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) from the Canary Islands . Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 44, 316–322.

Korn, M. & Hundsdoerfer, A.K. (2006) Cryptic species in the tadpole shrimp Triops granarius (Crustacea: Notostraca). Zootaxa 1257, 57–68.  FIRST PAGE PDF

Korn, M., Marrone, F., Pérez-Bote, J.L., Machado, M., Cristo, M., Cancela da Fonseca, L. & Hundsdoerfer, A.K. (2006) Sister species within the Triops cancriformis lineage (Crustacea, Notostraca). Zoologica Scripta 35(4), 301-322.


Hundsdoerfer, A.K. (2005) First record of Hyles dahlii (Geyer, 1827) (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) on the African mainland. Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 53, 109-110.

Hundsdoerfer, A.K., Kitching, I. J. & Wink, M. (2005) A molecular phylogeny of the hawkmoth genus Hyles (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae, Macroglossinae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 35, 442-458.  PREVIEW

Hundsdoerfer, A.K., Kitching, I. J. & Wink, M. (2005) The morphological variability of Hyles t. tithymali (Boisduval) (Sphingidae: Lepidoptera) caterpillars on the Canary Islands . Entomologische Zeitschrift 115, 29-33.

Hundsdoerfer, A.K., Kitching, I. J. & Wink, M. (2005) The phylogeny of the Hyles-euphorbiae-complex (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae): molecular evidence from sequence data and ISSR-PCR fingerprints. Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 5, 173-198.  PDF

Hundsdoerfer, A.K. & Wink, M. (2005) New source of genetic polymorphisms in Lepidoptera? Zeitschrift für Naturforschung 60c, 618-624. PDF

Hundsdoerfer, A.K. & Wink, M. (2005) Sequestration of phorbol esters by aposematic larvae of Hyles euphorbiae? Chemoecology 15, 261-267.