Dominik Vondráček


Dominik VondracekDominik Vondráček in Naturmuseum Senckenberg (Frankfurt, Germany). Photo by Zuzka

Dominik Vondráček is a PhDstudent at the Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic)
working under the supervision of Petr Šípek as well as a full time researcher in the National Museum in Prague (Czech Republic), where he works in the molecular lab in the Department of Entomology. His main research interests are evolution and systematics of Cetoniinae (worldwide) including taxonomy, phylogeny, and phylogeography of chosen groups in the Palaearctic region (e.g., Oxythyrea, Protaetia) using a wide spectrum of data such as DNA sequences, morphology of adults and larvae, as well as ecological data.

Dominik is also collaborating with other teams dealing with the evolution of Hydrophilidae (Martin Fikáček) and using convolutional neural networks for automatic identification of insects (Miroslav Valan). He is a co-organizer of the "Immature Beetles meeting“, a bi-annual get-together of workers dealing with larvae of Coleoptera.

Mgr. Dominik Vondráček
Department of Entomology
Cirkusová 1740
CZ-193 00 Praha 9 - Horní Počernice

TEL: +420 224 497 884


Vondráček D., Tkoč M., Fikáček M. (2018): Is repeated permethrin fumigation dangerous for
DNA in dry insect samples? Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae (accepted).

Valan M., Makonyi K., Maki A., Vondráček D., Ronquist F. (2018): Automated Taxonomic
Identification of Insects with Expert-Level Accuracy Using Effective Feature Transfer from
Convolutional Networks. Systematic Biology (accepted).

Fikáček M., Liang W.-R., Hsiao Y., Jia F., Vondráček D. (2018): Biology and morphology of
immature stages of banana-associated Protosternum beetles, with comments on the status
of Taiwanese endemic P. abnormale (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Zoologischer Anzeiger 277:

Vondráček D., Hadjiconstantis M., Šípek P. (2018): Immature stages of the genus Oxythyrea
(Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae) with a key to third instar larvae, and notes on the
biology of the genus. Zootaxa 4486(4): 401–434.

Szczepanski W.T., Vondráček D., Seidel M., Wardhaugh C., Fikáček M. (2018): High diversity
of Cetiocyon beetles (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) along an elevational gradient on Mt.

Wilhelm, New Guinea, with new records from the Bird's Head Peninsula. Arthropod
Systematics & Phylogeny 76(2): 323–347.

Vondráček D., Fuchsová A., Ahrens D., Král D., Šípek P. (2018): Phylogeography and DNA-
based species delimitation provide insight into the taxonomy of the polymorphic rose chafer
Protaetia (Potosia) cuprea species complex (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae) in the
Western Palearctic. PLoS ONE 13(2): e0192349.

Hlaváč P., Vondráček D., Mohagan A.B. (2018): A new species of the genus Colilodion
Besuchet, 1991 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae) from Mindanao, the Philippines.
Zootaxa 4370(5): 562–568.

Seidel M., Arriaga-Varela E., Vondráček D. (2017): Abstracts of the Immature Beetles
Meeting 2017 October 5-6, Prague, Czech Republic. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis
Pragae 57(2): 835–859.

Angus R. B., Jia F., Chen Z., Zhang Y., Vondráček D., Fikáček M. (2016): Taxonomy, larval
morphology and cytogenetics of Lihelophorus, the Tibetan endemic subgenus of Helophorus
(Coleoptera: Hydrophiloidea). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 109–148.

Fikáček M, Maruyama M., Komatsu T., Beeren von C., Vondráček D., Short A. E. Z. (2015):
Protosternini (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) corroborated as monophyletic and its larva
described for the first time: a review of the myrmecophilous genus Sphaerocetum.
Invertebrate Systematics 29: 23–36.

Fikáček M., Vondráček D. (2014): A review of Pseudorygmodus (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae),
with notes on the classification of the Anacaenini and on distribution of genera endemic to
southern South America. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 497–514.

Vendl T., Vondráček D., Kubáň V., Šípek P. (2014): Immature stages of Taenioderini
(Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae): a report of hidden morphological diversity. Acta
Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 571–604.

Fikáček M., Maruyama M., Vondráček D., Short A. E. Z. (2013): Chimaerocyon gen. nov., a
morphologically aberrant myrmecophilous genus of water scavenger beetle (Coleoptera:
Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae). Zootaxa 3716(2): 289–300.

Fikáček M., Minoshima Y., Vondráček D., Gunter N., Leschen R. A. B. (2013): Morphology of
adults and larvae and integrative taxonomy of Gondwanan genera Tormus and Afrotormus
(Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53: 75–126.

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