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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Novotny Vojtech

22. 5. 2015

ERC grant

The European Research Council has awarded EUR 3.35 million “advanced” grant to Vojtech Novotny’s team at the Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre of...

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A model of the ligand-binding pocket of Gce/Met with juvenile hormone.

10. 8. 2015

Juvenile hormone receptor established through fly genetics

Publication in PLoS Genetics features genetic evidence to unequivocally define an intracellular receptor for juvenile hormone.

Protist species used (left to right): Colpidium, Tetrahymena, and Paramecium.

27. 7. 2015

Stay or go? Competition affects movement and dispersal in experimental metacommunities

Using experimental protist metacommunities, we show how dispersal and movement depend on the strength of interspecific interactions.


24. 7. 2015

Ants reveal surprising colonization history patterns in South Pacific islands

The islands of South Pacific Ocean and Southeast Asia are the most biologically diverse regions on Earth. New findings about how ants spread across the...

Sympetrum instars

19. 5. 2015

The sunburn effect: how much will climate change affect food webs?

New publication in Global Change Biology demonstrates that the predictions of expected impacts of climate change on population and community dynamics can...


Merckx T., Huertas B., Basset Y., Thomas J. (2013)

A global perspective on conserving butterflies and moths and their habitats.

In: MacDonald D.W., Willis K. (eds) Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2, pp. 239-257. Wiley Publications.

Pokluda P., Hauck D., Čížek L. (2012)

Importance of marginal habitats for grassland diversity: fallows and overgrown tall-grass steppe as key habitats of endangered ground-beetle Carabus hungaricus

Insect Conservation and Diversity 5, 27-36

Takenaka S., Katagiri C., Koštál V., Harada T. (2014)

Heat coma temperature, relative contents of saturated/unsaturated fatty acids and reproductive maturation in the oceanic sea skaters Halobates micans.

Journal of Asia-pacific Entomology 17, 633-637


Biology Centre CAS, v. v. i.
Institute of Entomology
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Rose chafer (Cetonia aurata)

Rose chafer (Cetonia aurata)