> NEWS (08.12.22): In 2005, Peter Sonderegger (1942‒2017) published Die Erebien der Schweiz, a major contribution to the knowledge of Swiss butterflies, for which he was awarded the . The SES, together with Peter's family, has now made a . The SES is grateful to the ETH library for enabling the digitalization of this important publication.
> NEWS (06.12.22; in German only): Von 20. - 23.02.2023 findet in Bozen (Südtirol, Italien) die Entomologentagung 2023 der Deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie (DGaaE) statt. Veranstaltet wird die Tagung in Zusammenarbeit mit der Freien Universität Bozen & der Società Entomologica Italiana (SEI). Weitere Informationen inkl. Anmeldeformular finden Sie unter https://www.dgaae.de/de/entomologentagung-2023-uebersicht.html
Anmeldung bis zum 31.12.22
> NEWS (10.11.22): The Swiss National Science Foundation is inviting Swiss researchers to send their best photographs, images and short videos to the - If you have something to contribute, the deadline for submissions is 31st January 2023. The winning images will be exhibited at the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography in May 2023.
> NEWS (28.09.22): In collaboration with the ETH Library and thanks to the generous support of SCNAT, the SES is currently digitizing various Swiss entomological journals. In the future, all volumes of these journals will be available online in pdf format via . Yesterday two new series were published there: & the predecessor journal .
Insects — Boundless diversity
Insects are by far the most diverse group of living organisms. There are over 30’000 species in Switzerland, or approximately ten times more insects than plants! In addition to their spectacular diversity, insects have a significant impact on our environment and daily lives.
On this website, we regularly publish insect news from all fields of research. Let yourself be inspired!
Swiss Entomological Society (SEG)
c/o Dr. Oliver Yves Martin
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Insects account for the majority of animal species. Beyond this diversity, insects impress due to various remarkable facets of their biology, as well as far-reaching interactions with other organisms. Insects provide key ecosystem services, and are of central importance for humans.
Insect species are currently endangered worldwide. It has hence become more important than ever to understand more about the diversity, evolution, distribution and ecology of these fascinating animals.
Since the founding of the society in 1858, the SES has encouraged the study of insects through the publication of the “Fauna Helvetica” book series and the journal “Alpine Entomology”, the organization of annual meetings and the support of various research groups. All of these activities have the same objective: to create an active network of entomologists and other entomologically interested people.
Become a member of the Swiss Entomological Society today!
— Oliver Martin
President of the Swiss Entomological Society