Unia Europejska

foto Piotr Ślipiński

Karol Szawaryn (PhD Student)

Editor of Annales Zoologici (http://annales.miiz.waw.pl)


Research interests:

  • Evolution, phylogeny and taxonomy of ladybeetles (Coccinellidae,) especially herbivorous subfamily Epilachninae
  • Evolution and phylogeny of beetle superfamily Cucujoidea

Other interests:

  • Evolutionary biology, systematics and ecology of beetles
  • Molecular taxonomy

Current research projects:

  • Evolution, phylogeny and taxonomy of herbivorous tribe of ladybeetles (Epilachnini) based on molecular and morphological data.
  • Revision of a genus Afidentula Kapur, 1958 (Epilachnini).


  • 2006-2009 MSc in Molecular Biology; University of Warsaw, Faculty of Biology

thesis title: Phylogenetic analysis of the Cucujoidea beetles inferred from molecular data.

  • 2003-2006 BSc in Biotechnology, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Biology

thesis title: The intracellular localisation of Bacillus subtilis expressing a hemolysin gene from Listeria monocytogenes.

  • 2002-2007 MEng in Industrial Biotechnology, Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering

thesis title: Biogas production in a cascade of bioreactors.

Courses and museum visits:

  • EDIT Summer School: From Field to Web - Studying biodiversity with the taxonomist's toolbox. Slovakia (2009)
  • SYNTHESYS visit in Natural History Museum, London, Great Britain in prof. Alfried Vogler's laboratory (2010)
  • Course of writing scientific papers . Białowieża, Poland (2010)
  • Research visit in Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium (2011)
  • Research visit in Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Bruxelles, Belgium (2011)
  • X Conferrence of Polish Entomological Society “Taxonomy  -  a tool of understanding world biodiversity”, Lasocin, Poland (2011)
  • 54th Evolutionary Biology workshop, Urwitałt, Poland (2011)
  • Research visit in University of Copenhagen Zoological Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark (2011)
  • Research visit in Natural History Museum at the University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway (2011)
  • Research visit in molecular laboratory of prof. Ladislav Bocak  in  Olomouc, Czech Republic (I.2012).
  • Research visit in  Natural History Museum  in London, Great Britain (V.2012).
  • Research visit in  Muséum national d'histoire Naturelle in Paris, France (VIII.2012).
  • Research visit in  Museum für Naturkunde  in Berlin, Germany (VIII.2012).
  • Research visit in molecular laboratory of prof. Ladislav Bocak  in  Olomouc, Czech Republic (XI.2012).

List of publications:

  • Szawaryn, K., Tomaszewska, W. 2011. Three new species of Myrabolia Reitter (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea: Myraboliidae). Annales Zoologici, 61(2): 367–374.
  • Szawaryn, K. 2011. A new species of Henosepilachna Li (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Epilachnini) from New Guinea. Annales Zoologici, 61(4): 685-689.
  • Depa, Ł., Mróz, E., Szawaryn, K. 2012. Molecular identity of Stomaphis quercus (L.) (Hemiptera, Aphidoidea) with the description of a new species. European Journal of Entomology, 109: 427–436.
  • Tomaszewska, W., Szawaryn, K.  2012. Rewision of the genus Afidentula Kapur, 1958 (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Epilachnini).  Zootaxa 3608 (1): 026–050.
  • Szawaryn, K. 2012. A new Papuan species of the genus Henosepilachna Li (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Epilachnini). Annales Zoologici, 62(4): 705–709.
  • Szawaryn, K., Tomaszewska, W. 2013. Two new genera of Epilachnini Mulsant from New Guinea and Aru Islands (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Journal of Natural History, DOI:10.1080/00222933.2012.763067.
  • Szawaryn, K. Revision of the genus Figura Ukrainsky (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) with descriptions of new species. (in review).
  • Szawaryn, K. Revision of the genus Macrolasia, Weise 1903. (in preparation)