Scientific and editorial activity

Barcode of Life Data Systems

The museum is cooperating on the Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) project, which is an online database of all species supported by analysis of genetic codes and its encoding in the informative reading Barcode coding system. The project aims to create an online library of modern scientific classifications (taxonomy) of animals as a tool for indisputable identifying of animals, including insects.

The implementer of the project is the University of Guelph, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding, 50 Stone Road East, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1

Detailed information is available at the following websites:


Publishing activities - The European Entomologist

The museum publishes its own journal entitled "The European Entomologist”. This magazine is published quarterly and publishes new discoveries of the butterfly (Lepidoptera) species and not only from the Sphingidae family. The magazine publishes case studies concerning revisions of taxonomies and final reports of expeditions that took place in that quarter.

On various editions, along with the head of the museum, the magazine also cooperates with Dr. Ian Kitching (Natural History Museum, London, UK), Dr. Rostislav Melichar (Faculty of Science, Masaryk Univesity, Brno, Czech Republic), Dr. Jean Haxaire (France), Dr. Rodolphe Rougerie (Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle Paris, France), Dr. Carlos G. C. Mielke (Carambeí, Paraná, Brasil) and other experts from around the world.

We would like to present you a new Website of the journal. The jornal was initiated in 2007. The jornal targets not only professionas but everyone who is interested in entomology. We are not only expanding our readership but also looking for new authors.  

Already published editions of the magazine or its subscription can be bought in the bookmark The European Entomologist“.

Published editions


Here is a free download link of the first edition of "The European entomologist":

Vol. 1 No. 1