The Institute of Entomology is a scientific institution of basic and applied research in areas, in which insects are either in focus of attention (insect pests, species useful for environment monitoring etc.) or serve as suitable models for the solution of general biological problems.

The Institute is located in the town of Ceské Budejovice, about 160 km south of Prague, the capital of the Czech Repuplic.

The more than ninety Institute's researchers and PhD students conduct research in a variety of fields, ranging from molecular biology to ecology.

The Institute publishes the European Journal of Entomology (EJE).

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Novotný Photo York

15. 8. 2014

V. Novotný as plenary speaker

V. Novotný as plenary speaker

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15. 5. 2014

The evolutionary origin of insect wings

Probably a missing transitional link between apterous silverfish (Zygentoma) and pterygote insects (Pterygota) found.

The Drosophila larval ring gland - large polyploid cells produce ecdysone (M.U.)

10. 4. 2014

The old steroid-deficiency gene encodes a new mRNA splicing factor

Publication in PLoS Genetics solves an old puzzle of the "ecdysoneless" mutant that has traditionally provided investigators with a steroid-deficient animal...

Longhorn beetle Tmesisternus rafaelae

2. 4. 2014

Longhorn beetles in the compendium Handbook of Zoology

The four chapters summarize current knowledge of morphology, biology, distribution and classification of longhorn beetles on a worldwide basis.

The milkweed leaf beetle Labidomera clivicollis when mating.

6. 2. 2014

Why 'sexual mind control' is rare in nature

The work published in Journal of Theoretical Biology provides an explanation.


Lestina D., Konvicka M., Zima J., Jungova R., Zimmermann K., Benes J., Tropek R., Fric Z., Kepka P., Spitzer L. (2012)

Studying endangered species occurring in low population densities: Argynnis butterflies in Czech Carpathians.

Future of Butterflies in Europe III, Wageningen, NL

Zimmermann K., Blažková P., Čížek O., Fric Z., Hůla V., Kepka P., Novotný D., Slámová I., Konvička M. (2011)

Demography of adults of the Marsh fritillary butterfly, Euphydras aurinia (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in the Czech Republic: Patterns across sites and seasons.

Eur. J. Entomol. 108, 243-254

Zemek R., Hussein H.M., Prenerova E. (2012)

Laboratory evaluation of Isaria fumosorosea against Spodoptera littoralis.

Communications in Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences 77, 685-690


Biology Centre ASCR, v. v. i.
Institute of Entomology
Branisovska 31
370 05 Ceske Budejovice
Czech Republic

Phone:+420 385 310 350
Fax:+420 385 310 354

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Green tortoise beetle (Cassida viridis)

Green tortoise beetle (Cassida viridis)