Dipl.-Biol. Olga Schmidt

Dipl.-Biol. Olga Schmidt

Section Hymenoptera

  • Tel: +49 (0)89 8107-160
  • E-Mail: schmidt.o@snsb.de
  • Research: Taxonomie, Phylogenie und Biologie der Unterfamilie Larentiinae (Geometridae), insbesondere der indo-australischen Region


Pre-Diploma: Methods of preparation of genitalia slides in Lepidoptera (Insecta).

Diploma: The comparative morphology of the skeletomuscular system of male genitalia in the subfamily Larentiinae (Lepidoptera: Geometridae).


Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS): A taxonomic revision of the genus Chaetolopha Warren (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Larentiinae).

Project involvment

  • ChalcIS-D: Chalcidoidea Informations-System für Deutschland
  • GBIF-D: Primary types of Ichneumoninae described by GERD H. HEINRICH deposited in the Zoologische Staatssammlung München (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae)
  • IGN-TTRC: Indonesian-German Network for Teaching, Training, and Research Collaborations. Implementation of IGN-TTRC Biodiversity, Modul 2: DNA Barcoding, as Instructure ToT and Student Course (Andalas University, West Sumatera, Indonesia).
  • BFB: Barcoding Fauna Bavarica
  • GBOL: German Barcode of Life
  • IndoBioSys: Indonesian Biodiversity Information System
  • DNA-Barcoding of egg parasitoids of the family Mymaridae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea)
  • Drawer digitisation project
  • Taxonomy of the hyperdiverse Chalcidoidea: an integrative approach to resolve the taxonomy of Swedish Tetrastichinae (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae)
  • Assessment of genetic variation using RADSeq in sawflies of the genus Cephalcia (Hymenoptera: Pamphiliidae)
  • Identification of sawflies and horntails (Hymenoptera, “Symphyta”) through DNA barcodes
  • DNA barcoding of apoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Ampulicidae, Crabronidae, Sphecidae) from the western Palearctic region
  • Taxonomische Inkongruenz bei phytophagen Hymenoptera und Orthoptera: ‚Hybridization Capture‘ mit RAD-Sonden
  • VIETBIO: Innovative methods of biodiversity assessment. Capacity development with counterparts in Southeast Asia (Vietnam) (in cooperation with the Museum of Natural History in Berlin)


New Zealand Journal of Zoology, Nota Lepidopterologica, Spixiana, ZooKeys, Zootaxa.


  • Indonesian-German Network for Teaching, Training and Research Collaborations, Module II: DNA Barcoding (Andalas University, Padang, Indonesia and Brawijaya University, Malang, Indonesia). – June-July 2012
  • Capacity building. DNA Barcoding (State University of Papua (UNIPA), Manokwari, Indonesia). – October-November 2013.
  • Course: Methods of insect collection and preparation, part of the project “Blazing new trails for old questions: an integrative approach for assessing large scale biodiversity patterns in parasitic wasps” (Andalas University, Padang, Indonesia). – May 2016
  • Capacity building: Collecting and preserving Lepidoptera. Slide preparation of Lepidoptera. VIETBIO (Da Nang and Bach Ma National Park, Vietnam). – June 2018.
  • Capacity building: Collecting Lepidoptera: special field techniques and preparation methods. VIETBIO (Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam). – April-May 2019


  • Price of the Munich Entomological Society (10.03.2007)
  • Competition 2006 (JENOPTIK Laser, Optik, Systeme GmbH): 2. place for photomicrographs of the abdominal structures of Visiana sp. (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Larentiinae) taken with a digital camera and processed with the AutoMontage system