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Dr. Frank Koch

Frank Koch
Fax: +49 30 889140 - 8868

Museum für Naturkunde
Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung
Invalidenstraße 43
10115 Berlin


  • Curator of the Hymenoptera collection


research interests

  • Taxonomy, biogeography, phylogeny and ecology of afrotropical Symphyta

research projects

  • The Symphyta of the african montane region (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
  • Snail shells as microhabitats in the dry biomes of southern africa (DFG)

Publications (Selection)

Koch, F., Biogeography, Diversity and ecology of sawflies in the Afromontane region (Insecta: Symphyta). – In: HUBER, B. A. et al. (eds), African Biodiversity; Molecules, Organisms, Ecosystems, 159-166. (Springer Science and Business Media, Inc.), The Netherlands (2005).

Koch, F., A contribution to the sawfly fauna of the winter rainfall area of southern Africa,
with a revision of the genus Triarge Forsius, 1931 and description of a new species of Pampsilota Konow, (Hymenoptera: Symphyta: Argidae: Arginae, Athermantinae ). –Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, Zoologische Reihe 82 (2006), 223-238.

Koch, F., Snail shells (Mollusca: Gasteropoda: Dorcasiidae) as microhabitats in South African deserts, with the description of a new chrysidid wasp (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Chrysididae) discovered by the BIOTA-Southern Africa Project. - Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, Zoologische Reihe 82 (2006), 191-197.

Koch, F., The Symphyta of the Ethiopian Region. Genus Athalia Leach, 1817 – 1. Athalia vollenhoveni-group (Insecta: Tenthredinidae: Allantinae) – In: Blank, S. M., Schmidt, S. & Taeger, A. (eds): Recent sawfly Research: Synthesis and Prospects. 2006: pp. 297-
318. – Keltern (Goecke & Evers).

Koch, F. & Goergen, G., Eight new species of Argefrom South Africa and Namibia (Hymenoptera: Symphyta: Argidae). – Lambillionea 110 (1) (2010), 19-34.