Jens Esser

Jens Esser

About me

I work on Cryptophagidae for twenty years. On the other hand I work on the distribution of several Coleoptera in the Berlin area (Germany).

I try to discovery the diversity of the family world-wide. I do research in several zoogeographic regions, currently focussed on the Holarctic Region and the Afrotropical Region (East Africa).




 Contact: jens.esser[at]










Curelius johnsoni Esser, 2017  - Cryptophagidae of the month.  Recently described from RSA and named after Colin Johnson (UK) to honor his extensive work on Cryptophagidae.