Member of SCNAT

The SES fosters cooperation among both professional and amateur entomologists and promotes the scientific study of indigenous insects.

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> !!!! the is postponed to May 2022 !!!!

More information on the meeting: 2022 in Lugano

We have decided to postpone to 20/21 May. The deadline for titles of presentations is also extended to 7 April. We apologise for the complications, but the situation is currently too risky to warrant continued planning of an event in early March.

> Radio interview with Thibault Lachat on the topic of "Peut-on sauver les insectes ? (1/5) - Comment éviter lʹextinction ?": LINK

> Personal statements of entomologists concerning the state of our insect fauna


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!

Alpine Entomology Cover Volume 4
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Alpine Entomology

The Journal of the Swiss Entomological Society (SES)!


Swiss Entomological Society (SEG)
c/o Dr. Oliver Yves Martin
ETH Zürich
CHN G 26.2
Universitätsstrasse 16
8092 Zürich

+41 44 632 36 60

Martin, Oliver Porträt
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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