Klaus Schönitzer from the ZSM had a delightful trip to Taiwan to meet with colleagues and discuss joint projects. He was invited for a viva after supervising the very diligent student Liu Lan-Yiu who investigated powderpost beetles (Bostrichidae) in Germany and Taiwan as part of her thesis. Furthermore, Klaus was invited to give lectures at the National Chung Hsing University, Taichung and in the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, and met colleagues from several other institutes in Taiwan.
For several years the ZSM has a productive cooperation with Taiwan. This covered exhibitions about Taiwan’s nature and included other activities such as the presentation of the National Geographic film “The Black Dragon” on fighting crickets by Prof. Yang Jeng-Tze in the ZSM. Several new species of insects from Taiwan have recently been described from scientists of ZSM, among them Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera, and Diptera.