Petr Kočárek


  • Phylogeny, taxonomy and biology of earwigs (Dermaptera)
  • Distribution, ecological requirements and endangerment of Orthoptera and Dermaptera in Czech Republic
  • Acoustic and vibrational communication in Orthoptera
  • Food biology of Orthoptera


  • Animal physiology
  • Biosystematics of insects
  • Animal ecophysiology
  • Biology of endangered plants and animals
  • Tropical ecosystems and ecological concepts
  • Bioindication
  • Determination course – invertebrates


sipping of coffee, traveling through SE Asia, collecting of artifacts depicting earwigs, thinking about nonsenses, macrophotography of insects (if there is nothing to drink and to thinking about :-)example.




Recent publications

Complete list of publications here.


  • [URL] Kocarek, P., Dvorak, L. & Kirstova, M. (2015): Euborellia annulipes (Dermaptera: Anisolabididae), a new alien earwig in Central European greenhouses: potential pest or beneficial inhabitant?. Applied Entomology and Zoology, ..


  • [URL] Bilinski, S. M., Kocarek, P., Jankowska, W., Kisiel, E. & Tworzydlo, W. (2014): Ovaries and phylogeny of dermapterans once more: Ovarian characters support paraphyly of Spongiphoridae. Zoologischer Anzeiger – A Journal of Comparative Zoology, 253.321-326.
  • [URL] Kočárek, P. (2014): Earwigs (Dermaptera) of Socotra Island: checklist, distribution, and description of a new genus and four new species. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 54.1-21.
  • [URL] Kuřavová, K., Hajduková, L. & Kočárek, P. (2014): Age-related mandible abrasion in the groundhopper Tetrix tenuicornis (Tetrigidae, Orthoptera). Arthropod structure & development, 43.187-192.


  • Holuša, J., Kočárek, P. & Vlk, R. (2013): Monitoring and conservation of Saga pedo (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) in an isolated nothwestern population. Journal of insect conservation, 17.663-669.
  • [URL] Holuša, J., Kočárek, P., Vlk, R., Marhoul, P. & others (2013): Annotated checklist of the grasshoppers and crickets (Orthoptera) of the Czech Republic. Zootaxa, 3616.437-460.
  • Kočárek, P. (2013) Rovnokřídlý hmyz (Orthoptera), škvoři (Dermaptera), švábi (Blattaria) a kudlanky (Mantodea). IN Roháček J, ševčík, J. & Vlk, P. (Eds.), Příroda Slezska..
  • [URL] Kočárek, P., Holuša, J., Lukáš, P. & Skokanova, H. (2013): Fragmented distribution of Isophya pienensis Maran, 1954 (Insecta, Orthoptera) in mountains: a result of permanent forest opening in highly forested landscape. Periodicum biologorum, 115.417-423.
  • [URL] Kočárek, P., Holuša, J., Vlk, R. & Marhoul, P. (2013) Rovnokřídlí (Insecta: Orthoptera) České republiky Academia.
  • [URL] Kocarek, P., John, V. & Hulva, P. (2013): When the body hides the ancestry: phylogeny of morphologically modified epizoic earwigs based on molecular evidence. PloS one, 8.e66900.
  • Tropek, R. & Kočárek, P. (2013): Faunistic records from the Czech Republic — 354: Orthoptera: Gryllidae. Klapalekiana, .226.
  • [URL] Tworzydlo, W., Lechowska-Liszka, A., Kocarek, P. & Bilinski, S. M. (2013): Morphology of the ovarioles and the mode of oogenesis of Arixenia esau support the inclusion of Arixeniina to the Eudermaptera. Zoologischer Anzeiger – A Journal of Comparative Zoology, 252.410–416.


  • Anlaş, S. & Kočárek, P. (2012): Current status of Dermaptera (Insecta) fauna of Turkey and Cyprus. Türk. entomol. derg., 36.43-58.
  • Holuša, J., Kočárek, P. & Konvička, O. (2012): Grasshoppers and crickets (Orthoptera), earwigs (Dermaptera), cockroaches (Blattaria), and mantises (Mantodea) of the Bílé Karpaty Protected Landscape Area and Biosphere Reserve (Czech Republic). Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae biologicae, 2.71-104.
  • Kočárek, P. (2012) Rovnokřídlý hmyz. IN Tropek, R. & řehounek, J. (Eds.), Bezobratlí postindustriálních stanovišt’: význam, ochrana a management..
  • Kočárek, P. (2012): Paradiplatys kubani sp. nov. from Laos (Dermaptera: Diplatyidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 52..

Complete list of publications here.