Benjamin Eggs

Benjamin Eggs

Academic background

2023-present Technical assistant, University of Zurich
2023 Research assistant, University of Tübingen, Germany
2020-2022 Technical assistant, University of Tübingen, Germany
2015-2024 Doctoral student, University of Tübingen, Germany
2013-2015 MSc student, University of Bern
2009-2013 BSc student, University of Bern


2018 Best poster at the '13. Hymenopteren-Tagung' in Stuttgart, Germany
2016 Faculty award for the best MSc thesis in Biology, University of Bern


Eggs B, Fischer S, Csader M, Mikó I, Rack A & Betz O. 2023. Terebra steering in chalcidoid wasps. Frontiers in Zoology 20: 26. doi: 10.1186/s12983-023-00503-1

Olmi M, Eggs B, Capradossi L, van de Kamp T, Perkovsky EE, Guglielmino A & Vasilenko DV. 2022. A new species of Bocchus from upper Eocene Rovno amber (Hymenoptera, Dryinidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 92: 257-272. doi: 10.3897/jhr.92.87084

van de Kamp T, Mikó I, Staniczek AH, Eggs B, Bajerlein D, Faragó T, Hagelstein L, Hamann E, Spiecker R, Baumbach T, Janšta P & Krogmann L. 2022. Evolution of flexible biting in hyperdiverse parasitoid wasps. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 289: 20212086. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2021.2086

Csader M, Mayer K, Betz O, Fischer S & Eggs B. 2021. Ovipositor of the braconid wasp Habrobracon hebetor: structural and functional aspects. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 83: 73-99. doi: 10.3897/jhr.83.64018

Tull T, Henn F, Betz O & Eggs B. 2020. Structure and function of the stylets of the hematophagous Triatominae (Hemiptera: Reduviidae), with special reference to Dipetalogaster maxima. Arthropod Structure & Development 58: 100952. doi: 10.1016/j.asd.2020.100952

Sampalla B, Eggs B & Betz O. 2018. Bending the sting: joint-free movement principles of the ovipositor of the parasitoid wasps Leptopilina heterotoma (Figitidae). Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie 21: 171-174.

Eggs B, Birkhold AI, Röhrle O & Betz O. 2018. Structure and function of the musculoskeletal ovipositor system of an ichneumonid wasp. BMC Zoology 3: 12. doi: 10.1186/s40850-018-0037-2

Betz O, Birkhold A, Caliaro M, Eggs B, Mader A, Knippers J, Röhrle O & Speck O. 2016. Adaptive stiffness and joint-free kinematics: actively actuated rod-shaped structures in plants and animals and their biomimetic potential in architecture and engineering. In: Knippers J, Nickel KG & Speck T (eds), Biomimetic Research for Architecture and Building Construction: Biological Design and Integrative Structures (pp. 135-167), Biologically Inspired Systems, vol 8. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-46374-2_8

Eggs B, Wolff JO, Kuhn-Nentwig L, Gorb SN & Nentwig W. 2015. Hunting without a web: how lycosoid spiders subdue their prey. Ethology 121: 1166-1177. doi: 10.1111/eth.12432

Eggs B & Sanders D. 2013. Herbivory in spiders: the importance of pollen for orb-weavers. PLoS ONE 8: e82637. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082637