The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Arthropoda Department



The arthropod department is composed of six separate sections, each being curated by a dedicated scientist and a technician. The collections are all housed in the Naumann Bau, at the back of the main Museum's building. Numerous guest scientists, trainees, and students (mainly from the University of Bonn and Cologne) are working additionally in the sections. Many volounteers support collection management.



Collection Management Arthropoda

Arachnids (Spiders and relatives)

Coleoptera (Beetles)

Diptera (mosquitoes, flies and midges)

Hymenoptera (sawflies, bees, wasps, and ants)

Myriapoda (Tausendfüßer)

Contact person

Head of Department Arthropoda
Head of Section
+49 228 9122-286
+49 228 9122-212
d.ahrens [at]