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Department of General and Applied Entomology

provides studies in:

Faunistics, taxonomy, zoogeography, ecology and ecology of the most important groups of insects of terrestrial (and some aquatic) biocenoses in Ukraine and adjusting territories.

Current Projects:

Entomofauna of the ground and its changes.

Systematics, morphology and faunistics of the moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera).

Systematics, faunistics and phylogenetics of the flies and mosquitoes (Diptera).

Systematics, morphology and faunistics of the beetles (Coleoptera).

Systematics and faunistics of the bugs (Hemiptera).

Systematics and faunistics of the aphids and cycads (Homoptera).

The Department History:

The Department of Entomology was established as an independent division in 1962. However, entomological studies had been conducted since the time of establishing the Zoological Museum in 1919 and were advanced since the Institute of Zoology was established in 1930. At that time, such eminent entomologists as Vladimir A. Karavajev (the head of the Department of Fauna and Systematics in 1930-1938), Ivan I.Zhikharev, V.M.Artobolevsky, and Ivan D. Belanovsky (head of the Department since from 1958 to 1958) were working in the field of entomology.

Since the Deparment was organized in 1959 and up to 1975, Vasily G. Putshkov ran it; and from 1975 to 2004 it was directed by Vladimir G. Dolin; in 2004–2007 Vladimir N. Stovbchaty was the acting head of the Department.

In 1986 a part of the Department of Entomology formed an independent Department of Systematics of Entomophages and Ecological Fundamentals of Biocontrol under the direction of Marina D. Zerova. In 2002 the Department of Scientific Fund Collections directed by Aleksander V. Putshkov was established based on the Department of Entomology.

In the past times, such known entomologists as Evgeny N. Savchenko, Vera A. Mamontova, Valery M. Ermolenko, Anna Z. Osychnyuk, Valentina N.Logvinenko, Tvgenija M. Tereznikova, Irina A. Fedorenko, Tamara G. Zhdanova, Yuri P. Nekrutenko, and others, worked at the Department.

In the meantime, the scientists of the Department have published 24 monographs in the “Fauna Ukrainy” series. Ten Doctors of Sciences and 27 Philosophy Doctors were trained and then defended their degrees at the Department.

(History in Details)

The Department Nowadays:

Now, four PhD students are training at the Department and 2 employees are preparing their doctoral theses.

The main projects of the Departments now are in the faunistics, ecology, taxonomy, zoogeography and phylogenetics of different insect groups of the faunas of Ukraine, Europe, the Palearctic Region and the World. Two Doctors of Sciences and 11 Philosophy Doctors, 2 Junior Research Scientists and 3 Engineers are working here.

Staff of the Department:

Valery A. KORNEYEV, Head, DSc

Tephritoid flies (Diptera, Tephritoidea) of the World, acalyptrate dipterans (Diptera, Acalyptratae) in the fauna of Ukraine, phytophages of weeds.

More than 140 papers.

Curriculum vitae >>

Personal pages:

Zlata S. GERSHENSON, Leading Research Scientist, DSc

Moths of the yponomeutoid complex (Microlepidoptera, Yponomeutoidea) of the World (taxonomy, phylogeny, systematics).

Curriculum vitae >>

78 papers, incl. 3 monographs and chapters in 4 books.

Vladimir N. STOVBCHATY, Leading Research Scientist, PhD

Ecology of the ground-living insects, radioecology.

Curriculum vitae >>

50 papers.

Pavel V. PUTSHKOV, Senior Research Scientist, PhD

Assasin bugs (Heteroptera, Reduviidae) of the Palaearctic Region and the World

Curriculum vitae >>

50 papers, incl. 4 monographs.

Andrey A. PETRENKO, Senior Research Scientist, PhD

Road beetles (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) of the Eastern Palaearctics (faunistics, bionomics, ecology, systematics, zoogeography, evolution).

Curriculum vitae >>

99 papers.

Vladimir K. ODNOSUM, Senior Research Scientist, PhD

Mordellid beetles (Coleoptera, Mordellidae) and allied families of the Palaearctic Region (fauna, systematics, morphology, ecology).

Curriculum vitae >>

55 papers.

Vitaliy Yu. NAZARENKO, Senior Research Scientist, PhD

Weevils (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea) of Ukraine and bordering countruies (fauna, ecology, morphology, systematics).

Curriculum vitae: >>

97 papers.

Personal page:

Irina V. DOLINSKAYA, Senior Research Scientist, PhD

Puss moths (Lepidoptera, Notodontidae) of the Palaearctic Region (taxonomy, morphology, phylogeny). Pre-imaginal stages of the noctuoid and bombycoid moths (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea, Bombycoidea) of the Palaearctics.

Curriculum vitae >>

28 papers.

Igor G. PLJUSHTCH (PLUSCH), Research Scientist, PhD

Faunistics, systematics, historical dynamics of Palaearctic Lepidoptera faunas.

Curriculum vitae >>

45 papers, incl. 5 monographs

Elena P. KAMENEVA, Research Scientist, PhD

Picture-winged flies (Diptera, Ulidiidae) of the World (morphology, taxonomy and phylogenetics).

Curriculum vitae >>

37 papers.

Personal page:

Konstantin S. NADEIN, Junior Research Scientist, PhD

Flea beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini) of the World (systematics, phylogenetics, morphology, paleontology, genetics).

19 papers.

Curriculum vitae >>

Personal pages:

Evgeniy V. RUTJAN, Junior Research Scientist, PhD

Bagworm moths (Psychidae) of Ukraine and and bordering countries.

7 papers

Vitaliy V. ZHURAVLEV, Junior Research Scientist, PhD

Fauna, systematics, phylogeny and evolution of the aphids (Aphidinea) of the Palaearctic Region.

Curriculum vitae >>

12 papers

Valentina A. KOZHEVNIKOVA, Junior Research Scientist

Plutellid moths (Plutellidae) of Ukraine and bordering countries.

Curriculum vitae >>

7 papers

Taras I. PUSCHKAR, Junior Research Scientist

Short-horned orthopterans (Orthoptera, Caelifera) of Ukraine and bordering countries.

Curriculum vitae >>

10 papers.

Aleksey V. PROKHOROV, Leading Engineer

Technical and curatorial assistance.

Buprestid beetles (Coleoptera, Buprestidae) of Ukraine and bordering countries.

4 papers.

Julia S. VASILYEVA, Leading Engineer

Technical and curatorial assistance.

Curriculum vitae >>

Vitaliy V. KAVURKA, PhD Student

Seedworm moths (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae, Laspeyresiini) of North-Eastern Ukraine.

Curriculum vitae >>

8 papers.



I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, 2004-2009