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Pingping Chen

Dr. P. (Pingping) Chen, Research associate - Taxonomy and Systematics


Email: p.chen@minlnv.nl
Phone: +31 (0)317 496642
Room number: under construction


Scientific affiliation

1984-1996: Member of Entomological Society of China.

1993-2002: Member of Entomological Society of Taiwan.

1994-1996: Committee member of Beijing Entomological Society, China.

1996-present: Member of Entomological Society of the Netherlands (NEV).

2007-present: Member of Arbeitskreis Zikaden Mitteleuropas (AKZM, Germany).


Research interest

Taxonomy of biogeography of aquatic and semiaquatic Heterotpera; Auchenorrhnycha (Homoptera) & Psylloidea of Middle Europe. Dutch fauna of Aphidoidea.

Research projects

1980 – 1990: Collaborator of Natural Sythetical Scientific Expeditions of Academia Sinica, involved in the faunistic study of aquatic bugs (Hemiptera) of China. Supported by National Funadation for Natural Science. Result: published papers.

1987-1989: Faunistic study of  Oriental water bugs. Supported by Ministry of Education and Sciences, The Netherlands. Result: published monograph.

1990 – 1991: Sino-America joint project: Biological Control of Aquatic Weeds, which related with quarantine species and selection of biological control agents. Supported by American Agricultural Research Service (ARS)/USDA, as leader from Chinese team. Result: published paper and symposia posters.

1994-1995: Edible Insects in Thailand and Faunistic study of  Hemiptera. Supported by Naresuan University, Thailand.

1995-2000: Faunistic study of Chinese water bugs (Hemiptera). Supported by National Funadation For Natural Science. Result: monograph of Chinese Saldidae & Gerridae.

1998-2000: Fauna Malesiana project: Aquatic bugs (Hemiptera). Supported by Ministry of Science and Education, The Netherlands & Minitry of Forest, Indonesia. Result: handbook.

May 2005: EU Synthesys project in Viena: Review of Philippines aquatic bugs. supported by European Community. Result: publication.

Since 1996: Faunistic study of Heteroptera of Thailand. Project initiator and organizer. Supported by NEV Uyttenboogaart-Eliasen Stichting,  and Chiang Mai University, Thailand.Result: publications.

Since 2006: Faunistic survey of Nederlands Insects’ fauna, Zomerbijeenkomst, orgenized by Nederland Entomologische Vereiniging. Result: Publishing jointly the species list of the excursion yearly.

Since 2007. Faunistic study of Middle European Auchenorrhyncha: Torino, Italy (2007), Darmstadt, Germany (2008). Result: Publishing jointly the species list of the excursion yearly.

April 2008: EU Synthesys project in Paris: Review of African Ranatrinae (Heteroptera: Nepidae).  Supported by European Community. Result: coming publications.

2008. Interne Project of Plant Protection Service, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature & Food Quality: Survey Bevestigen van uitheemse biologische bestrijders. (Heteroptera: Miridae & Anthocoridae).



Current research topics

Since 2008: Internal Project of Plant Protection Service, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature & Food Quality: Survey of aphids (Hemiptera: Homoptera: Aphidoidea) on imported bamboo plants (Family: Aphididae).






Available student projects


1. Chen, P.-p. & Z.-p. Ling, 1987. Saldidae fauna of Sichuan province. – Sichuan Journal of Zoology 1987(1): 14-17.

2. Chen, P.-p., 1987a. Saldidae of Rikeze Region, Tibet. – Agricultural Insects, Spiders, Plant Dieses and Weeds of Xizang (Tibet). Vol. I(1): 103-106.

3. Chen, P.-p., 1987b. Three species of Saldidae bugs recorded as new to China.(Hemiptera: Saldidae). – Entomotaxonomia 9(2): 163-166.

4. Chen, P-.p. & L.-y. Zheng, 1987. A new species and some new records of shore bug from China (Hemiptera: Saldidae). – Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica 12(4): 393-397.

5. Chen, P.-p., 1988. Hemiptera: Saldidae. – in: Insects of Mt. Namjagbarwa Region of Xizang, series of Mountaineering and Scientific Expedition, Academia Sinica. Science Press, Beijing, 1988.

6. Nieser, N. & P.-p. Chen, 1991. Notes on Malesian aquatic bugs (Heteroptera) I. Naucoridae, Nepidae & Notonectidae. - Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 134: 47-67.

7. Nieser, N. & P.-p. Chen, 1992a. Revision of Limnometra Mayr (Gerridae) in the Malay Archipelago. Notes on Malesian aquatic bugs (Heteroptera) II. - Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 135: 11-26.

8. Chen, P.-p., 1992. Hemiptera: Saldidae. –in: Insects of the Hengduan Mountains Region. Vol.I: 185-187. – Series  of Mountaineering and Scientific Expedition, Academia Sinica. Science Press, Beijing, 1992.

9. Chen, P.-p. & N. Nieser, 1992. Gerridae, mainly from Sulawesi and Pulau Buton (Indonesia). Notes on Malesian aquatic bugs (Heteroptera) III. - Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 135: 145-162.

10. Nieser, N. & P.-p. Chen, 1992b. Notes on Gelastocoridae and Ochteridae (Heteroptera), with the description of five new species. – Storkia 1: 2-13.

11. Nieser, N. & P.-p. Chen, 1992c. Notes on Indonesian water bugs (Nepomorpha & Gerromorpha). – Storkia 1: 30-40.

12. Chen, P.-p. & N. M. Andersen, 1993. A checklist of Gerromorpha from China (Hemiptera). – Chinese Journal of Entomology 13(1): 69-75.

13. Andersen, N.M. & P.-p. Chen, 1993. A taxonomic revision of pondskater genus GerrisFabricius in China, with two new species (Hemiptera: Gerridae). – Entomologica Scandinavica 24: 147-166.

14. Chen, P.-p. & N. Nieser, 1993a. A taxonomic revision of the Oriental waterstrider genusMetrocoris Mayr (Heteroptera: Gerridae). part I. – Steenstrupia 19(1): 1-43.

15. Chen, P.-p. & N. Nieser, 1993b. A taxonomic revision of the Oriental waterstrider genusMetrocoris Mayr (Heteroptera: Gerridae). part II. – Steenstrupia 19(2): 45-82.

16. Chen, P.-p., 1993. Heteroptera: Gerridae. – in: Animals of Mt. Longqi (Fujian Prov., China, p.180-182). Forestry Publishing House, Beijing.

17. Nieser, N. & P.-p. Chen, 1993. The Rhagovelia (Heteroptera: Veliidae) of Sulawesi (Indonesia). Notes on aquatic and semiaquatic bugs (Heteroptera) IV. – Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 136: 259-281.

18. Balciunas, J.K. & P.-p. Chen, 1993. Distribution of Hydrilla in North China: Implications on future spread in North America. – Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 31: 105-109.

19. Chen, P.-p., 1994. General Introduction of an interesting bug group (Hemiptera: Saldidae) and its study progress. – Entomological Knolwedge 31(3): 179-180.

20. Zheng, L.-y. , P.-p. Chen et al, 1994. Chapter 13. Heteroptera, Leptopodomorpha & Gerromorpha( p. 210-249). – in: Morse et al (eds.), Aquatic insects of China. Hohai University press, Nanjing, 570 pp.  

21. Chen, P.-p., 1994. An overview of of Chinese Metrocoris Mayr, with descriptions of three new species (Hemiptera: Gerridae). – Entomologia Sinica 1(2): 124-134.

22. Chen, P.-p. & P. Lindskog, 1994. Namelist of Leptopodomorpha (Hemiptera) from China. – Chinese Journal of Entomology 1493): 405-409.

23. Lin, X.-j. P.-p. Chen & X.-d. Zhu, 1994. Natonal parks in Taiwan. – World Agriculture 11: 38-40.

24. Chen, p.-p., Bulb floriculture in the Netherlands. – World Agriculture 12: 28-30.

25. Wang, Z.-q. & P.-p. Chen, 1994. A review on the study of controlling wheat blossom midges (Cecidomiidae) in China. – Beijing Agricultural Sciences 1994 suppl.

26. Wongsiri, S. & P.-p. Chen, 1995. Effects of agricultural development on honey bees in Thailand. - Bee World 76(1): 3-5. (U.K.)

27. Chen, P.-p. 1995. Binnen im Tibetanischen Bergland. – Binnennwelt April 1995 (Austria).

28. Andersen, N.M. & P.-p. Chen, 1995. A taxonomic revision of the Ptilomerine  genusRhyacobates Esaki (Hemiptera: Gerridae), with five new species from China and aadjacent countries. – Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 138: 51-67.

29. Wongsiri, S., P.-p. Chen & R. Thapa, 1995. Other uses for bee products in Thailand. – British Bee Journal CXXIII: 144-148.

30. Chen, P.-p., 1995. A new species of Metrocoris Mayr from Yunnan, China (Insecta: Heteroptera: gerridae). – Annalen des Historischen Museums in Wien 97B: 155-158.

31. Chen, P.-p., 1996. Imker im sagenumwobenen Thailand. – Binenwelt 38 Jahrgang 3: 80-82. (Austria).

32. Chen, P-p. & N. Nieser, 1996. A new species of Metrocoris Mayr (Heteroptera: Gerridae) from Sangihe Island, Indonesia. – Entomologische Berichten, Amsterdam, 56(4): 72-75.

33. Chen, P.-p. & H. Zettel, 1996. An illustrated key to the families of Gerromorpha in Thailand. – Amemboa, news and results on heteroptera of Thailand 1: 10-13.

34. Zettel, H. & P.-p. Chen, 1996. An illustrated key to the Hydrometridae of Thailand. – Amemboa 1: 14-17.

35. Zettel, H. & P.-p. Chen, 1996. Beitrag zur Taxonomie und Fanistik der Gerridae Vietnams mit neubschreibungen der Gattung Andersenius gen.nov. aus der Unterfamilie Ptilomerinae und weitere Arten (Insecta: Heterotera: Gerridae). – Entomologische Abhandlungen 57(6): 149-182.

36. Nieser, N. & P.-p. Chen, 1996. Notes on malesian aquatic and semiaquatic bugs (Heteroptera) Ia. Six new taxa of Nepomorpha from Sulawesi and Mindanao. – Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 139: 161-174.

37. Nieser, N., H. Zettel & P.-p. Chen, 1997. Ten new species of Rhagovelia (Heteroptera: Veliidae) from Sulawesi (Indonesia). Notes on aquatic and semiaquatic bugs (Heteroptera) VII. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 140: 17-41.

38. Zettel, H. & P.-p. Chen, 1997. Three new taxa of Amemboa esaki, 1925 from Thailand and Viet Nam (heteroptera: Gerridae). – Annal. aatl. mus. nat. hist. hung., Budapest, 89: 93-101.

39. Chen, P.-p. & H. Zettel, 1998. Key to the genera and subgenera of Gerridae (Gerromorpha) of Thailand and the adjacent countries, with a checklist of species known from Thailand. – Amemboa 2: 24-41.

40. Chen, P.-p. et al., 1998. Honey bees and other edible insects used as human food in Thailand. – American Entomologist, Spring 1998: 24-29.

41. Chen, P.-p. & H. Zettel, 1998. A taxonomic revision of the Oriental water strider genusVentidius Distat (Hemiptera, Gerromorpha, Gerridae). – Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 141: 137-208.

42.  Nieser, N. & P.-p. Chen, 1999. Sixteen new species of Nepomorpha (Heteroptera) mainly from Sulawesi (Indonesia). – Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 142: 77-123.

43. Chen, P.-p. & H. Zettel, 1999. Five new species of Halobatinae genus Metrocoris Mayr, 1865 (Insecta: Heteroptera: Gerridae) from continental Asia. – Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 101B: 13-32.

44. Chen. P.-p., N. Nieser, 2000. A new species of Andersenella (Heteroptera: Gerridae) from Sulawesi (Indonesia). – Entomologische Beirichten, Amsterdam 60(4): 69-71.

45. Zettel, H. & P.p. Chen, 2000a. Limnometra palawanensis spec.nov. (Heteroptera: Gerridae), and a synopsis of the Philippine species of Limnometra. – Entomologische Berichten, Amsterdam, 60(5): 73-83.

46. Zettel, H. & P.-p. Chen, 2000b. The genus Timasius Distant, 1909 (Heteroptera: Hebridae) in Borneo. – Linzer biologische Beiträge, 32(2): 1195-1201.

47. Chen, P.-p., 1996: Family Saldidae. in: Insects of the Karakorum – Kunlun Montains. – The comprehensive Scientific Expedition to the Qinghai – Xizang Plateau, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Science press, Beijing, 1996: 54-62.

48. Nieser, N. & P.-p. Chen, 2002. Six new species of Neotrephes China, 1936 (Heteroptera: Helotrephidae) from Brazil, with a key to Neotropical Helotrephidae. – Lundiana 3(1): 31-40.

49. Chen. P.-p., N. Nieser & W. Wattanachaiyingcharoen, 2002. A new genus, Pleciogonusand four new species of semiaquatic and aquatic bugs from Thailand and Laos (Heteroptera: Gerromorpha, Nepomorpha). – Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 145: 193-212.

50. Chen, P.-p. & N. Nieser, 2002. Taxonomic characters of the male endosomal structure in the genus Rheumatogonus Kirkaldy (Hemiptera: Gerridae), with descriptions of four new species.  – Zoologische Mededelingen 76: 371-409.

51. Nieser, N. & Chen, P.-p., 2003[2002]. Four new taxa of Micronecta (Heteroptera: Micronectidae) from the Philippines. – Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 104B: 131-142.

52. Nieser, N., P.-p. Chen, P. Leksawasdi, A. Thanyakam & C. Duangsupa, 2003[2004]. Five new species of Nepomorpha (Heteroptera) from SE Asia. – Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 147(1): 29-40.

53. Nieser, N. & P.-p. Chen, 2004. Book Review. N.M. Andersen & T.A. Weir, 2004.Australian water Bugs. Their biology and identification (Hemiptera-heteroptera, Gerromorpha & Nepomorpha). – Entomonograph 14: 1-344. Apollo Books, Stenstrup, hardback [ISBN 87-88757-78-1]. price DKK 420.} – Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 147(1): 56.

54. Chen, P.-p. & N. Nieser, & J.-Z. Ho, 2004. Review of Chinese Ranatrinae (Nepomorpha: Nepidae), with description of four new species of Ranatra Fabricius. - Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 147(1): 81-102.

55. Nieser, N. & Chen, P.-p., 2005. The water bugs (Hemiptera: Nepomorpha and Gerromorpha) of Vanuatu. – Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 148: 307-328.

56. Chen, P.-p., N. Nieser & H. Zettel, 2005. The aquatic and semiaquatic bugs (Insecta: Heteroptera: Nepomorpha & Gerromorpha) of Malesia. - Brill N.V., Academic Publishers, Leiden, pp.546.

57. Nieser, N., P.-p. Chen, C. M. Yang, 2005. A new subgenus and six new species of Nepomorpha (Insecta: Heteroptera) from Yunnan, China. – The Raffels Bulletin of Zoology 32(2): 189-209.

58. Chen, P.-p., N. Nieser & C. Lekprayoon, 2006. Notes on SE Asian water bugs with description of two new species of genus Timasius Distant (Hemiptera: Gerromorpha). – Tijdschrift voor Entomologie, 149:55-66.

59. Nieser, N. & P.-p. Chen, 2006. Two new genera and a new subfamily of Micronectidae (Heteroptera: Nepomorpha) from Brazil. – Rabitsch, W. (Ed.): Hug The Bug, For love of true bugs. Festschrift zum 70. Geburtstag von Ernst Heiss,  Austria. 523-534.

60. Chen, P.-p., N. Nieser & N. Sangpradub, 2006. Records of aquatic bugs (Heteroptera: Gerromorpha & Nepomorpha) mainly from Northeast Thailand, with description of four new species. – Rabitsch, W. (Ed.): Hug The Bug, For love of true bugs. Festschrift zum 70. Geburtstag von Ernst Heiss,  Austria. 775-794.

61. Chen, P.-p., 1999. Fauna of Insects. Fujian Province of China. Hemiptera: Ochteridae, Gerridae, Veliidae and Saldidae. – in: B.-k. Huang (ed., 1999): Insects of Fujian Province.Vol.2: 9-26. 

62. Chen, P.-p., 1996. Hemiptera: Saldidae. – in: Zhang et al (eds.) Insects of  the Mt. Kekexili area. – Science Press, Beijing.

63. Chen, P., J. Prinsen, N. Nieser & W. N. Ellis, 2007. Entomofauna van de Kempen, Noord-Brabant, verslag van de 161e Zomer bijeenkomst te Baarschot. (deel van Aphididae, Homoptera). - Entomologische Berichten 67(4): 122-144.

64. Chen, P.-p. & N. Nieser, 2008. The Corixidae (s.str.) of Thailand, with description of a new species of Sigara (Heteroptera, Nepomorpha). – in: Michael Josifov Festschrift, Pensoft Publishers, Sofia & Moskow.

65. Nieser, N, P.-p. Chen & P. Leksawasdi, 2008. The Notonectidae (Heteroptera, Nepomorpha) of Thailand and adjacent areas, with keys for identification and five new records for Thailand.  – in: Michael Josifov Festschrift, Pensoft Publishers, Sofia & Moskow.

66. Aukema, B., P.-p. Chen & J. Cuppen, 2008. in Drost, B. & J. Cuppen (Eds.) Entomofauna of Zuid-Limburg. Verslag van de 162e zomerbijeenkomst te Mechlen. Part of Heteroptera. – Entomologische Berichten (Amsterdam)  68(4): 135-138.

67. Chen, P.-p., C. den Bieman & N. Nieser, 2008. in Drost, B. & J. Cuppen (Eds.)Entomofauna van Zuid-Limburg, verslag van de 162e Zomer bijeenkomst te Mechelen. Part of Homoptera. - Entomologische Berichten (Amsterdam) 68(4): 138.

68. Chen, P.-p., N. Nieser & I. Lansbury, 2008.  Notes on aquatic and semiaquatic bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Nepomorpha & Gerromorpha) from Southeast Asia with description of three new species. – Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 269-279. (The  Festschrift for 75th birthday of Pavel Stys).

69.  Nieser, N., Zettel, H. & P. Chen, 2008. Notes on Laccotrephes Stål, 1866 with description of a new species of the L. griseus group (Insecta: Heteroptera: Nepidae). -Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien.

70. Nieser, N. & P.-p. Chen, 2008. A new species of Tenagobia Bergroth from Bolivia, with notes on the subgenus Fasciagobia Nieser (Heteroptera: Nepomorpha: Micronectidae). - Folia Entomologica Hungarica, Budapest.

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