Study Group Neuroptera

The study group Neuroptera sees itself as a forum for all neuropterologists, leisure researchers and professional entomologists, in the German-speaking area. Every 2 years (exceptionally annually) SG conferences are held at the conference centre Schloss Schwanberg near Iphofen. Apart from the exchange of information, the most important aim of the working group conferences is to establish contact between entomologists interested in neuropterology and full-time neuropterologists.

In addition, an attempt is made to integrate recreational entomologists interested in local fauna. The working group maintains an address list of German-speaking neuropterologists and is compiling a bibliography on Neuropterida. In addition, identification aids are offered or provided. The working group aims to promote Neuropterida as a target group for entomological research.

Dragonfly-owlfly (Libelloides coccajus) © pixabay / wolfgang_vogt

Abstracts of the papers presented at the SG meetings have been published in the DGaaE Nachrichten.  (2005: DGaaE-Nachrichten 19(3), S. 137–150; 2007: DGaaE-Nachrichten 21(3), S. 128–147;  2009: DGaaE-Nachrichten 23(2), S. 72–90; 2011: Mitt. Dtsch. Ges. allg. angew. Ent. 18;  2012: DGaaE-Nachrichten 27(1)).

Members of the study group at the meeting 2012


Dr Laura Breitkreuz
NABU Bundesverband
Charitéstraße 3, 10117 Berlin, Germany