Swiss Entomological Society

The Swiss Entomological Society (SES) fosters cooperation among both professional and amateur entomologists and promotes the scientific study of indigenous insects.

Insects — Boundless diversity

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!

  • Publications

IBS 124/2017
  • 2017

Informationsdienst Biodiversität Schweiz IBS Nr. 124

Invasive Neophyten bedrohen Schmetterlinge in der Schweiz
Entomo Helvetica 2017/10: Titelseite
  • 2017

Entomo Helvetica Volume 10, 2017

Journal of Swiss Entomologists
Positionspapier synthetische Biologie
  • 2017

Positionspapier - Synthetische Biologie

Dieses Papier fasst die offizielle Haltung des Forum Biodiversität Schweiz der SCNAT zum Thema Synthetische Biologie und deren Bedeutung und Konsequenzen für die Biodiversität zusammen.


c/o Hannes Baur
Naturhistorisches Museum Bern
Bernastrasse 15
3005 Bern

+41 31 350 72 64

Willkommen im Reich der Insekten!

Baur, Hannes Portrait Foto

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