Male European beewolf guarding its territory.

Welcome to the homepage of the Evolutionary Ecology Research Group at the Department of Zoology at the University of Regensburg!


Our research focuses on the behavioral, evolutionary and chemical ecology of Hymenoptera, and we are mainly working on three different model organisms: the European beewolf (Philanthus triangulum, Hymenoptera, Crabronidae), the Jewel wasp (Ampulex compressa, Hymneoptera, Ampulicidae), and the red mason bee (Osmia bicornis, Hymenoptera, Megachilidae).

European beewolf male and female in copula.
Lasioglossum malachurum worker visiting a flower.
Philanthus rugosus male on a perch in its territory (South Africa).

Fotos © Gudrun Herzner, Martin Kaltenpoth and Norbert Weißel