The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Dr. Ralph S. Peters

Head of Hymenoptera Section
Deputy Head of Department Arthropoda
Editor-in-chief Bonn zoological Bulletin
Tel: +49 228 9122-290
Fax: +49 228 9122-212
Mail: r.peters [at]



Research interests

Evolutionary history of Hymenoptera, based on dated phylogenetic trees, integrating biological, morphological, and genomic characters.

Species-specific knowledge on parasitoid Hymenoptera: taxonomy, biology, host-parasitoid-interactions, faunistics.

Evolutionary history of various insect taxa, with focus on Holometabola.


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