Taxonomic Expertise

Taxonomische Expertise

Our employees have many years of experience in the determination of the following aquatic and terrestrial plants, plankton and animal groups:

Aquatic and semi-aquatic invertebrates

  • Coleoptera (beetles)
  • Heteroptera (typical bugs)
  • Ephemeroptera (mayflies)
  • Trichoptera (caddisflies)
  • Plecoptera (stoneflies)
  • Megaloptera (alderflies)
  • Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies)
  • Diptera, e.g. Chaoboridae (phantom midges), Simuliidae (black flies), Culicidae (mosquitoes), Dixidae (meniscus midges), Stratiomyidae (soldier flies), Thaumaleidae (trickle midges), Chironomidae (non-biting midges)
  • Mollusca (freshwater snails and mussels)
  • Isopoda (sowbugs) and Amphipoda (freshwater shrimps)
  • Hirudinae (lovable leeches)
  • Turbellaria (flatworms)
  • Porifera (sponges), Bryozoa (moss animals), and Limnomedusae (freshwater jellyfish)
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Periphyton and metaphyton


  • Birds
  • Amphibians

Terrestrial invertebrates

  • Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)
  • Araneae (spiders)
  • Syrphidae (hover flies)
  • Coccinellidae (ladybirds), Carabidae (ground beetles), and other beetles
  • Saltatoria (grasshoppers)
  • Hemiptera (true bugs, cicada, aphids)
  • Formicidae (ants)
  • Collembola (springtails)
  • Oribatida (mites)

Also other groups of animals (eg. wild bees or bats) can be investigated in cooperation with external experts according to the customers specific requirements.

We also use survey and mapping of vegetation composition and biotopes in order to create a sound database with regard to the assessment of habitats.

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