Male of the stalk-eyed fly Diasemopsis comoroensis, scanning electron micrograph.

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Male of the stalk-eyed fly Diasemopsis comoroensis, scanning electron micrograph.
Image: Hans Pohl

March 2022
We welcome Laura Beische, a visiting student from the University of Cologne. She is a master student in the research group of Prof. Dr. Reinhard Predel and will stay with us for 5 weeks. She will work on the influence of parasitism of the twisted-wing parasite Eoxenos laboulbenei (Strepsiptera, Mengenillidae) on the reproductive organs of a silverfish.

 

Fossils of female ants and a pupa enclosed in Cretaceous amber. Fossils of female ants and a pupa enclosed in Cretaceous amber. Image: Shûhei Yamamoto

22 February 2022
Press release on a manuscript led by Brendon E. Boudinot:  Division of labour in ants goes back over 100 million years. idw scientific information service.

Original publication: Boudinot, B.E., Richter, A., Katzke, J., Chaul, J.C.M., Keller, R.A., Economo, E.P., Beutel, R.G., Yamamoto, S., 2022. Evidence for the evolution of eusociality in stem ants and a systematic revision of †Gerontoformica (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 1–35. https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlab097

 

August 2021
Di Li, a PhD student from the lab of Prof. Xingyue Liu in the Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, started her work on neuropterans in August 2021. She will stay in our group for one year.