Lesser Emperor (Anax pathenope)

Dr. Franziska Beran

Principle investigator in the Population Ecology Group working on the chemical ecology of flea beetles.
Lesser Emperor (Anax pathenope)
Image: Holger Schielzeth
Franziska Beran, Dr
Principle Invesigator
Room 424
Dornburger Straße 159
07743 Jena Google Maps site planExternal link
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  • Recent publications

    Körnig, J., Ortizo, K., Sporer, T., Yang, Z.L. & Beran, F. (2023). Different myrosinases activate sequestered glucosinolates in larvae and adults of the horseradish flea beetle. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 163: 104040. doi: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2023.104040External link

    Gikonyo, M.W., Ahn, S.-J., Biondi, M., Fritzlar, F., Okamura, Y., Vogel, H., Köllner, T.G., Şen, I., Hernández-Teixidor, D., Lee, C.-F., Letsch, H. & Beran, F. (2024). A radiation of Psylliodes flea beetles on Brassicaceae is associated with the evolution of specific detoxification enzymes. Evolution 78: 127-145. doi: 10.1093/evolut/qpad197External link 

    Letsch, H. & Beran, F. (2023). Jumping to new hosts: the diversification of flea beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Alticini) in the context of their host plant associations. Insect Systematics and Diversity 7: 2.1-12.  doi: 10.1093/isd/ixad019External link 

    Li, Z.Y., Costamagna, A.C., Beran, F. & You, M.S. (2023). Biology, ecology and management of flea beetles in Brassica crops. Annual Review in Entomology 69: (in press).