Dr. Wolfgang Göttler


Department for Zoology

University of Regensburg

93040 Regensburg


Phone: +49-941-943-2997

Email: wolfgang.goettler@biologie.uni-regensburg.de



3D-Reconstruction and ultrastructure of exocrine glands in the European Beewolf, Philanthus triangulum (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae)


Project link:

- Morphology, ultrastructure and phylogeny of beewolf exocrine glands.

Curriculum vitae


Born April 10th, 1979 in Ansbach


National service at the environmental protection organisation LBV (Landesbund für Vogelschutz, Hilpoltstein)


Studies as prospective teacher for biology and chemistry at the University of Wuerzburg


Final exam (Staatsexamen) in biology and chemistry and MSc (Diplom) in biology at the University of Wuerzburg


PhD student in Erhard Strohm’s lab at the University of Regensburg, Department of Zoology


Goettler W, Strohm E (2008). Mandibular glands of male European Beewolves, Philanthus triangulum (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae). Arthropod Structure & Development. Arthropod Structure & Development 37: 363-371.

Goettler W, Kaltenpoth M, Herzner G, Strohm E (2007). Morphology and ultrastructure of a bacteria cultivation organ: The antennal glands of female European beewolves, Philanthus triangulum (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae). Arthropod Structure & Development 36: 1-9.

Herzner G, Goettler W, Kroiss J, Purea A, Webb A, Jakob PM, Rössler W, Strohm E (2007). Males of a solitary wasp possess a postpharyngeal gland. Arthropod Structure & Development 36: 123-133.

Strohm E, Herzner G, Goettler W (2007). A "social" gland in a solitary wasp? The postpharyngeal gland of female European beewolves (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae). Arthropod Structure & Development 36: 113-122.

Kaltenpoth M, Goettler W, Dale C, Stubblefield JW, Herzner G, Roeser-Mueller K, Strohm E (2006).'Candidatus Streptomyces philanthi', a new species of endosymbiotic Streptomyces in the antennae of Philanthus digger wasps. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 56: 1403-1411.

Kaltenpoth M, Goettler W, Herzner G, Strohm E (2005). Symbiotic bacteria protect wasp larvae from fungal infestation, Current Biology 15, 475-479.

Wickert H, Goettler W, Krohne G, Lanzer M (2004). Maurer's cleft organization in the cytoplasm of Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes: new insights from three-dimensional reconstruction of serial ultrathin sections, European Journal of Cell Biology 83 (10): 567-582.