The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Coleoptera (Beetles)



The collections of the section of  Coleoptera comprise mainly material from the Palaearctic region, northeastern Oriental region (Fukien) and the Aethiopian region. Research includes projects on taxonomy, phylogenetics, functional morphology, structural analysis, and history of science.

Contact person

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

Collection Management Arthropoda


The collection manager works together with all six arthropod collections.

Coleoptera Catalogue

Visit and browse our beetles catalogue online!