The Papua Insects Foundation

about us:


Cooperating specialists in this website

(arranged according to insect order)

We are fortunate to be supported by many specialists, listed and pictured below, who contribute in presenting information and, if possible, pictures of the group of insects of their specialism. Because New Guinea still is largely unexplored and the study of its insects is far from being complete, the presented information is in many cases just an indication of what we know and a beginning of understanding. If you are in the position of filling up gaps in this information (see insect orders and missing families in the presented orders) you are welcome to help us and join the list of contributors. Please do not hesitate to contact us. If you need to contact any of these specialists you can request our membership administration for contact details.


Odonata (Dragonflies)


Vincent J. Kalkman

European Invertebrate Survey - Netherlands
Naturalis Biodiversity Center
Darwinweg 2
NL-2333 CR Leiden
The Netherlands


Dermaptera (Earwigs)



Christophe Girod






Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)


Josef Tumbrinck

Orthoptera (Tetrigidae)
Naturparkweg 4
D-41844 Wegberg




Phasmatodea (Stick Insects)



Marco Gottardo

University of Siena
Dept. Evolutionary Biology
Via Aldo Moro 2
I-53100 Siena



Mantodea (Praying Mantids)



Kai Schütte

Animal Ecology and Conservation
Biozentrum Grindel
Martin-Luther-King-Platz 3
20146 Hamburg



Hemiptera (Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadas)

Arnold J. de Boer

Hemiptera (Auchenorrhyncha: Tibicinidae)








Marieke Schouten (†)

Hemiptera (Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae)







Hans Duffels

Hemiptera (Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae)
Naturalis Biodiversity Center
Darwinweg 2
NL-2333 CR Leiden
The Netherlands






Carl A. Schulz (†)

Hemiptera (Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae, Fulgoridae)







Ilya A. Gavrilov-Zimin

Hemiptera (Sternorrhyncha, Coccinea)
Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
Universitetskaya nab.1
St. Petersburg




Hemiptera (Heteroptera: Real Bugs)



Katrina Menard

Hemiptera (Heteroptera: Miridae)
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
University of Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma 73072
United States of America






Philippe Magnien

Hemiptera (Heteroptera: Tessaratomidae, Cydnidae)
6, rue Bleue
F-75009 Paris, France




Jaroslav L. Stehlík

Hemiptera (Heteroptera: Pyrrhocoridae)
Moravian Museum
dept. Entomology
Hviezdoslavova 29a
CZ-627 00 Brno
Czech Republic



Coleoptera (Beetles)



Martin Baehr

Coleoptera (Carabidae)
Hemiptera (Heteroptera: Ochteridae)

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology
Münchhausenstraße 21
81247 Munich





Peter Schüle

Coleoptera (Cicindelidae)
Rosenstraße 9
D-71083 Herrenberg





Michael Balke

Coleoptera (Dytiscidae)
Bavarian State Collection of Zoology
Münchhausenstraße 21
81247 Munich





Tomas Lackner

Coleoptera (Histeridae)
Bavarian State Collection of Zoology
Münchhausenstraße 21
81247 Munich





Dmitry Telnov

Coleoptera (Anthicidae, Trictenotomidae)
Rigas rajons, Stopinu novads
Dzidrinas, Darza iela 10
Latvia / Lettland





Floyd W. Shockley

Coleoptera (Endomychidae)
University of Georgia, Dept. of Entomology
413 Biological Sciences Bldg.
Athens, GA 30602-2603




Wolfgang Rücker

Coleoptera (Latridiidae)
Systematic & Taxonomic Entomology
Von-Ebner-Eschenbach-Str. 12
D-56567 Neuwied





Gerrit Withaar (†)

Coleoptera (Cerambycidae)





Carlo Arrigo Casadio

Coleoptera (Cerambycidae: Rosenbergia, Batocera)
Via G. Cenni 64
48010 Casola Valsenio (RA)






Ulf Nylander

Coleoptera (Buprestidae)
Asvagen 15
818 33 Valbo







Luca Bartolozzi

Coleoptera (Lucanidae)
Entomology Department

Natural History Museum
Zoological Section La Specola
via Romana 17
50125 Firenze






Alessandra Sforzi

Coleoptera (Brentidae)
Via dei Baglioni, 5
51110 Pistoia






Yannig Ponchel

Coleoptera (Dynastidae)
96 rue Curial
75019 Paris






Alberto Ballerio

Coleoptera (Hybosoridae: Ceratocanthinae)
Viale Venezia 45
I-25123 Brescia







Jean-Philippe Legrand

Coleoptera (Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae)
34, rue Dunois
75013 Paris





Alexander Riedel

Coleoptera (Curculionoidea)
Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Karlsruhe
Erbprinzenstrasse 13
D-76133 Karlsruhe, Germany




Trichoptera (Caddisflies)



Wolfram Mey

Trichoptera & Lepidoptera (Pyralidae: Nymphulinae)
Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
(Humboldt Universität)

Invalidenstrasse 43
D-10115 Berlin


Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies)


Thomas Sobczyk

Lepidoptera (Psychidae)
Diesterwegstraße 28
D- 02977 Hoyerswerda





Hugo W. van der Wolf

Lepidoptera (Coleophoridae)
Wermersland 22
NL-5673 PT Nuenen
The Netherlands






Theo Garrevoet

Lepidoptera (Sesiidae)
Kampioenstraat 14
B-2020 Antwerpen






Axel Kallies

Lepidoptera (Sesiidae, Brachodidae)
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
1G Royal Parade
Parkville, Victoria 3050






Kyu-Tek Park

Lepidoptera (Lecithoceridae)
The Korean Academy of Science and Technology, Korea
(Visiting Research Scientist of)
McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity
Florida Museum of Natural History,
University of Florida,
Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
United States of America





Frans Groenen

Lepidoptera (Tortricidae)
Dorpsstraat 171
NL-5575 AG Luyksgestel
The Netherlands





Piet Zumkehr

Lepidoptera (Microlepidoptera, Tortricidae)
Oude Terpweg 3
NL-8891 GE Terschelling-Midsland
The Netherlands







Cees Gielis

Lepidoptera (Pterophoridae and Alucitidae)
Mr Haafkensstraat 36
NL-4128 CJ Lexmond
The Netherlands







Jan J. M. Moonen

Lepidoptera (Papilionidae)
Willem Alexanderstraat 4
NL-6267 AR Cadier en Keer
The Netherlands





Henk van Mastrigt (†)

Lepidoptera (Rhopalocera in general, Pieridae: Delias in particular)
Koleksi Serangga Papua







Stefan Schröder

Lepidoptera (Lycaenidae)
Auf dem Rosenhuegel 15
D-50997 Köln





Siep & Jannie Sinnema

Lepidoptera (Uraniidae)
Sparjeburd 29
8409 CK Hemrik
The Netherlands







Stefan Naumann

Lepidoptera (Saturniidae)
Hochkirchstrasse 11
D-10829 Berlin






Alexander Schintlmeister

Lepidoptera (Notodontidae)
Calberlastrasse 3
D-01326 Dresden





Alberto Zilli

Lepidoptera (Erebidae & Noctuidae)
Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, DC2-2N
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD

United Kingdom





László Ronkay

Lepidoptera (Noctuidae: Plusiinae)
Department of Zoology
Hungarian Natural History Museum
H-1088 Budapest
Baross u. 13





Jaap H.H. Zwier

Lepidoptera (Erebidae: Aganainae)
Hengeloseweg 13
NL-7021 ZS Zelhem
The Netherlands






Rob de Vos

Lepidoptera (Erebidae: Arctiinae and other moths) & webmaster
Naturalis Biodiversity Center
Darwinweg 2
NL-2333 CR Leiden
The Netherlands





Peter Mackey

Lepidoptera (Erebidae: Lymantriinae & Drepanidae)
P.O. Box 404
Queensland 4561





Willem Hogenes (†)

Lepidoptera (Sphingidae)



Diptera (Flies, Mosquitoes)


Pjotr Oosterbroek

Diptera (Tipuloidea)
Naturalis Biodiversity Center
Darwinweg 2
NL-2333 CR Leiden
The Netherlands




Martin Hauser

Diptera (Stratiomyidae)
Plant Pest Diagnostics
California Department of Food & Agriculture
3294 Meadowview Road
Sacramento, CA 95832-1448, USA



Norman E. Woodley

Diptera (Stratiomyidae)
United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service
Room MRC-168
10th and Constitution Avenue NW, West Loading Dock
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC 20560-0168, USA




F. Christian Thompson

Diptera (Syrphidae)
Department of Entomology
Smithsonian Institution MRC-0169
National Museum of Natural History
PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012, USA


Hymenoptera (Bees, Wasps, Ants)




Claus Rasmussen

Hymenoptera (Apidae: Meliponini)
Department of Entomology
University of Illinois
320 Morrill Hall
505 S. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
United States of America



Gerard G.M. Schulten (†)

Hymenoptera (Scoliidae)






Alexey Reshchikov

Hymenoptera (Ichneumonidae)
Entomology Department,
St Petersburg State University



updated on 4th February 2022