The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Dr. Benjamin Wipfler

Head of Morphology Laboratory
Tel: +49 228 9122-235
Fax: +49 228 9122-212
Mail: Benjamin.Wipfler [at]



Field of work

I am since 2018 the head of the morphology lab at ZFMK. My tasks include the coordination of the morphological research at ZFMK and the supervision of the associated infrastructure.

Research interests

My general research interest are the evolution, morphology and phylogeny of the polyneopteran insects. This group includes 11 trafitional orders such as grasshoppers and crickets (Orthoptera), roaches and termites (Blattodea), stoneflies (Plecoptera) or earwigs (Dermaptera).

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