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Welcome to the pages of the ZSM Beetle / Aquatic Insect lab on ZSM Entomology

You will find fotos of recent events and activities around the Coleoptera division here

This is the link → Institute Partnership with Colombia ← to our ongoing initiative in Colombia

And our website is → here

"I gotta know"

Martin Baehr *10.03.1943 - ✝ 17.04.2019

Martin Baehr, our predecessor, legendary carabid expert, among many other things (such as author of an Onychophora species), has passed away shortly before Easter. We will do our very best to keep him alive in our memories and deeds. Wherever he might be right now, we trust that he is naming things.

Beetle Lab Members

  • Ditta Amran Balke, Project and Collections Management

Associated Researcher


  • Michal Motyka (Czech Republic, Palacký University, September 2018 to March 2019), European Union funded visiting researcher in the scheme: "Support of Academic mobility at Palacký University Olomouc"
  • Rawati Panjaitan (UNIPA: State University of Papua, Manokwari, 2014, DFG Initiation of bilateral cooperation grant)
  • Agust Kilmaskossu (UNIPA: State University of Papua, Manokwari, 2015)
  • Dr. Wisrutta Atthakor (Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand, 30.01.2016-12.03.2016, DFG Initiation of bilateral cooperation grant)
  • Pramesa Narakusumo MSc (LIPI Zoology. Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense, Indonesia, August / November 2016, BMBF INDOBIOSYS Project)
  • Dr. Susi Melina (Padang, Indonesia, September 2016-September 2017, DAAD postdoctoral fellowship associated with BMBF Biodiversity / Biohealth program)


  • Dr Carolin Kindler (DFG Postdoctoral Fellow, 12.2017-2.2018), Research Assistant (and unfortunately not for too long) and now Forensics Scientist at Eurofins


Citizen Science Portal - Diving Beetles of Bali and Thailand

We explore the opportunities that emerge when highly motivated citizen scientists equip themselves with collecting gear, smartphones and WhatsApp...

and here launch the WhatsApp / GoogleMaps powered Diving Beetles of Bali Project.

as well as the Diving Beetles of Thailand Project.

and a new project, UNCEN Papua aquatic insect remote training course remote training course.

Our Favourite Partner


Species ID page of the month

Computing hints

The Beetle D N A Lab

Here you find protocols, primer sequences and references and basically a guide to sequencing happiness.

And when things go wrong...


Meetings we participate in



Here we provide habitat pictures and all sorts of background on how to collect the beetles we study.

Stammtisch Bayerischer Coleopterologen

These are the pages of the working group of Bavarian Coleopterologists... from here on in German!

Willkommen beim Arbeitskreis der bayerischen Käferfreunde. Klicken Sie hier, um zu unseren Internetseiten zu gelangen: Arbeitskreis der bayerischen Käferfreunde

Lab orders

Bioline: Agnieszka Siekaniec,, Angebotsnummer 2015: AS1501164