Aber viele Insektenarten sind gefährdet. Sie drohen, für immer zu verschwinden, bevor wir sie überhaupt entdeckt haben. Diese HOTSPOT-Ausgabe legt ihren Fokus daher ganz auf die Insekten in der Forschung.
The Swiss Entomological Society (SES) fosters cooperation among both professional and amateur entomologists and promotes the scientific study of indigenous insects.
Insects are by far the most diverse group of living organisms. There are over 30’000 species in Switzerland, or approximately ten times more insects than plants! In addition to their spectacular diversity, insects have a significant impact on our environment and daily lives.
On this website, we regularly publish insect news from all fields of research. Let yourself be inspired!
c/o Hannes Baur
Naturhistorisches Museum Bern
+41 31 350 72 64
In no other animal group are so many new species described every year. Not surprising, given that insects represent approximately 80% of all known species. Nevertheless, it is remarkable that so many new species are discovered in a region as well studied as Switzerland.
The description of new species represents a fundamental part of taxonomic research. Equally important is our understanding of the biology, distribution and ecology of these species.
Since the founding of the society in 1858, the SES has encouraged the study of indigenous species through the publication of books and a journal, the organization of annual meetings and the support of various research groups. All of these activities have the same objective: to create an active network of entomologists.
Become a member of the Swiss Entomological Society today!
– Hannes Baur
President of the Swiss Entomological Society