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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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...

Growth in the use of whole-ecosystem manipulations in tropical forests.

17. 4. 2015

Whole-ecosystem experiments help us to understand tropical forests

Publication in TRENDS in Ecology & Evolution reviews the current range of whole-ecosystem manipulations and document their unique challenges ...

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


Herrero N., Nermuť J., Půža V., Mráček Z. (2014)

Detection of dsRNA virus-like molecules in entomopathogenic nematodes.

47th annual meeting of SIP, Program and abstracts, 3-7 August 2014, Mainz, Germany, 123

Kavallieratos N. G.,Tomanović Ž., Petrović A., Janković M., Starý P., Yovkova M., Athanassiou Ch. G. (2013)

Review and key for the identification of parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) of aphids infesting herbaceous and shrubby ornamental plants in southeastern Europe.

Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 106, 294-309


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

Phone:+420 385 310 350
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Caddis fly (Phrygaena grandis)

Caddis fly (Phrygaena grandis)