Viktor Hartung, Dipl.-Biol.

Honorary Associate

Phone: +49 721 175-2835

Bachelor of science at the Southern Federal University in Rostow am Don, Russia; thesis: "Genotoxicity and antimutagenic activity in tissues of sturgeons"

Diploma in biology at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Main focus: zoology, minor fields: genetics, paleontology), thesis: "Investigations of internal anatomy of  Hackeriella veitchi (Hemiptera: Coleorrhyncha: Peloridiidae) pertaining to some newly discovered behavioural traits"

At the moment work on PhD thesis "Inter- and infraspecific variability of systematically relevant traits in the family Peloridiidae (Insecta: Hemiptera) on the example of the genera Hemiodoecus and Xenophyes"

Collecting trips to Australia, New Zealand, Chile

Since June 2014 scientific trainee at SMNK

Activities at  the SMNK:

  • Ordering/cataloguing of the swallowtail collection (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae)
  • Ordering/cataloguing of the Hemiptera collection (true bugs, cicadas, hoppers)

Research interests:

  • Entomology (especially Hemiptera), biodiversity, biogeography, evolution, systematics and taxonomy of insects
  • Bioacoustics, behavioural biology of insects
  • Evolutionary relationships between herbivore insects and their host plants, especially bryophytes
  • History of biology

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Selected Publications

Kuechler S. M., Gibbs G., Burckhardt D., Dettner K., Hartung V. (2013):
Diversity of bacterial endosymbionts and bacteria–host co-evolution in Gondwanan relict moss bugs (Hemiptera: Coleorrhyncha: Peloridiidae). Environmental Microbiology 15: 2031-2042
Spangenberg R.,Wipfler B., Friedemann K., Pohl H., Weirauch C., Hartung V., Beutel R. (2013):
The cephalic morphology of the Gondwanan key taxon Hackeriella (Coleorrhyncha, Hemiptera). Arthropod Structure & Development 42: 315-337
Burckhardt D., Bochud E., Damgaard J., Gibbs G., Hartung V., Larivière M.-C., Wyniger D., Zürcher I. (2011):
A review of the moss bug genus Xenophyes (Hemiptera: Coleorrhyncha: Peloridiidae) from New Zealand: systematics and biogeography. Zootaxa 2923: 1-26
Burrows M., Hartung V., Hoch H. (2007):
Jumping behaviour in a gondwanan relict insect (Hemiptera: Coleorrhyncha: Peloridiidae). The Journal of Experimental Biology 210: 3311-3318