Group Leader

Ottmar is interested in the diversity of tropical and indigenous insects, nature conservation but also in marine biology. He has years of experience in entomological methods for sampling and monitoring different taxa in rainforest and  temperate habitats, but also in functional morphology and histology of insect structures (SEM, digital micro-photography). Apart from supervising the projects of the group, he is teaching in Bachelor and Master modules.


Email: ottmar.fischer[at]

Phone: +49 761/203 54113






Löcken H, Fischer O, Selz J, Boppré M, (2020) ‘Drone-Netting’ for Sampling Live Insects. Journal of Insect Science, (2020) 20(5): 3; 1–3

Gnatzy W, Fischer OW, Kiesel A, Vane-Wright RI, Boppré M (2020) Diverticula in male Lycorea halia butterflies (Lep.: Nymphalidae: Danainae: Danaini: Itunina) - support organs for everted hairpencils with unique ultrastructure. Neotrop Entomol 49:

Boppré M, Fischer OW, Freitag H, Kiesel A (2019) "Crystal macrosetae": novel scales and bristles in male arctiine moths (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae) filled with crystallising material. J Insect Sci: 19(5):21; 1-12

Dolle P, Klein P, Fischer O, Schnitzler H-U, Gilbert LE, Boppré M (2018) Twittering pupae of papilionid and nymphalid butterflies (Lepidoptera): novel structures and sounds. Ann Entomol Soc Am 111:341-354

Colegate SM, Gardner DR, Betz JM, Fischer OW, Liede-Schumann S, Boppré M (2016) Pro-toxic 1,2-dehydropyrrolizidine alkaloid esters, including unprecedented 10-membered macrocyclic diesters, in the medicinally-used Alafia cf. caudata and Amphineurion marginatum (Apocynaceae: Apocynoideae: Nerieae and Apocyneae). Phytochem Anal 17: 257-276