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 co-publishes the European Journal of Entomology (EJE).

News & Events

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.

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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.

Dytiscus marginalis

26. 8. 2013

Trophic interaction strengths driven by multiple traits in addition to predator and prey size

Publication in Journal of Animal Ecology shows that the inclusion of commonly available data on predator and prey traits, other than body size, could substantially...

Sludge bed fly ash

30. 6. 2013

Biodiversity of fly ash deposits

Publication in Biological Conservation reveals fly ash deposits as crucial refugees for insects of inland sand dunes.

Mapping of sex-linked genes in the codling moth

9. 4. 2013

Neo-sex chromosomes in tortricid pests

In this work published in PNAS we present conclusive evidence on the evolutionary origin of sex chromosomes in tortricid moths.


Tropek R., Hejda M., Kadlec T., Spitzer L. (2013)

Local and landscape factors affecting communities of plants and diurnal Lepidoptera in black coal spoil heaps: Implications for restoration management.

Ecological Engineering 57, 252-260

Sentis A., Hemptinne J. L., Brodeur J. (2013)

Effects of simulated heat waves on an experimental plant-herbivore-predator food chain.

Global Change Biology 19, 833-842

Dammer, J., Weyda, F., Benes, J., Sopko, V., Gelbič, I. (2013)

Micro-radiography of biological samples with medical contrast agents.

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 730, 149-151


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Sickle-Bearing Bush-Cricket (Phaneroptera falcata)

Sickle-Bearing Bush-Cricket (Phaneroptera falcata)