Section Hymenoptera

  • Scientific staff

    Dr. Stefan Schmidt

    • Head of Section
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    • Tel: +49 (0)89 8107-159
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    • Research: Hymenoptera taxonomie and systematics, in particular Chalcidoidea (Aphelinidae, Eulophidae) and Symphyta (Pergidae)
  • Technical assistants

    Dipl.-Biol. Olga Schmidt

    • Tel: +49 (0)89 8107-160
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    • Research: Taxonomie, Phylogenie und Biologie der Unterfamilie Larentiinae (Geometridae), insbesondere der indo-australischen Region
  • PhD students and postdocs

    Amelie Höcherl

    • PhD
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    • Research: Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Microgastrinae

    Jeremy Hübner

  • Students

    Andrés Fabián Herrera Flórez

  • Research associates

    Dr. Benjamin Bembé

    • Research: Systematics, ecology, and faunistics of bees and orchids in South America.

    Erich Diller

    • Leader of the Hymenoptera section from 1988 until 2002
    • Tel: +49 (0)89 8107-251
    • Research: Ichneumonidae, in particular Phaeogenini

    Dr. Andreas Dubitzky

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    • Research: Phylogeny, taxonomy, ecology, and und biogeography of bees; functional morphologyl of Apoidea, Embioptera and Strepsiptera

    José L. Fernández-Triana, Ph.D.

    • Research: Systematics, ecology and biology of parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Ichneumonidae), especially the subfamily Microgastrinae; DNA barcoding applied to taxonomy; Biodiversity inventories with emphasis on the Canadian fauna; Biological control

    Dr. Manfred Kraus

    • Deceased
    • Awarded with the Ritter-von-Spix-Medaille

    Dr. Matthias Riedel

    Dr. Christian Schmid-Egger

    Dipl.-Biol. Johannes Schuberth

    Dipl.-Biol. Helmut Sebald

    • Research: Ichneumonidae

    Emilie Vosyka

    • Volunteer