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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A small Pheidole worker (left) and a large Polyrhachis worker (right).

7. 2. 2015

Picking on someone your own size: ant competition in epiphytic ferns is based on body size

Publication in Ecology Letters explains why similar-sized ant species do not occur in epiphytic ferns, while those with different body size co-exist peacefully...

A tritrophic chain represented by the willow and the aphid (Pterocomma sp.)

26. 1. 2015

Food webs in motion

Multi-trophic metacommunities and nonrandom dispersal predict a nonlinear decay of similarity of food webs across space

Large epithelial mosaic GFP-labeled clone wts-/- at the base of Drosophila wing.

6. 1. 2015

Tumor rates in Drosophila melanogaster are regulated by extracellular adenosine

Publication in Purinergic Signaling demonstrates that mutations in genes involved in adenosine signaling change the frequency of tumor clones in Drosophila...

Ant causing damage on our experimental dummy caterpillar

5. 1. 2015

Trees attacked by herbivores do not cry for help uselessly

Publication in Ecography focuses on question whether trees attacked by herbivores are able to call effectively for predators who could help them from herbivores...


Biella P., Assini S., Barcella M., Ollerton J. (2014)

Reproduction, modularity and important species of mt. Lesima grasslands (Northern Apennine): a season-wide network analysis.

Communication at 1st International Meeting on Plant Reproduction, Bologna 15-16 September, 2014

Yoshido A., Šíchová J., Kubíčková S., Marec F., Sahara K. (2013)

Rapid turnover of the W chromosome in geographical populations of wild silkmoths, Samia cynthia ssp.

Chromosome Research 21, 149-164

Kočíková L., Zapletal M. & Panigaj Ľ. (2012)

UV reflectance patterns in moths.

VII. Lepidopterologické kolokvium: sborník abstraktů z konference: 24. január 2013, Olomouc. Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci., 32-33


Biology Centre CAS, 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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Cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera)

Cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera)