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A tethered flying monarch butterfly orients in the flight simulator with respect to a green light spot. While flying, microelectrodes record the butterflies’ brain activity.

Sun Compass on Demand

Intensively farmed experimental plot in a warm climate with a Malaise trap (in the background) for recording flying insects and a wild bee nesting trap (in the foreground) for recording plant-pollinator-parasite networks. The pieces of wood at the base of the nesting aid are used to determine the decomposition rate of wood.

Logistical Herculean Tasks

The Wuerzburg Highly Cited Researchers 2021 (clockwise from top left): Hermann Einsele, Rainer Hedrich, Laurens Molenkamp, José Pedro Friedmann Angeli, Jörg Vogel.

Highly Cited Researchers

Malaise traps are highly suitable for collecting a variety of insect species in different habitats.

Insects in the Light of Land Use and Climate