since 1962
  • Article:”Semi-domestication of the longhorn beetle Thysia wallichii (Hope, 1831) and its nutritive value” J. Asia-Pacific Entomol. 27, 102211, Kiewhuo P, Jing L, Rutsa MC, Kakati LN, Ao B, Mozhui L, Meyer-Rochow VB


  • Article: “Sperm competition and paternity in the endangered firefly Pyrocoelia pectoralis (Coleoptera: Lampyridae: Lampyrinae)” Insects 2024, 15, 66.  Fu X, Meyer-Rochow VB, Ballantyne L, Zhu X, Zhang Q.


  • Article: “An improved chromosoma-level genome assembly of the firefly Pyrocoelia pectoralis. Insects 2024, 15, 43.  Fu, X., Meyer-Rochow VB, Ballantyne L, Zhu X.


  • Book Chapter: “Processing of edible insects for protein production” Chapter 6, pp 93-103 In: Insects as Food and Food Ingredients (Garcia-Vaquero, M.  & Alvarez Garcia, C:  eds.), Academica Press/Elsevier, London. Ghosh S, Meyer-Rochow VB, Jung C.


  • Book: “Edible insects as innovative foods  -  Nutritional, Functional and Acceptability Assessments II”  366 pages. Eds: Meyer-Rochow VB, Jung C.; MDPI Publ., Basel, Switzerland


  • Book Chapter: “Brief account on the history and conceptual evolution of nutrition security: past, present and future”. Chapter 1, pp 1-20  In: Ghosh et al. (eds.) Emerging Solutions in Sustainable Food and Nutrition. Springer Nature Switzerland.  Ghosh S, Jung C, Meyer-Rochow VB.


  • Book Chapter: “Traditional foods and foods with a tradition: it’s not the same” Chapter 2, pp 23-45 In: Ghosh et al. (eds.) Emerging Solutions in Sustainable Food and Nutrition. Springer Nature Switzerland.  Meyer-Rochow VB.


  • Article: “ Embracing tradition: the vital role of traditional foods in achieving nutrition security.”  Foods 2023, 12,4220. Ghosh S, Meyer-Rochow VB, Jung C.


  • Article: “Compound eye and ommatidial organization in the beetle Aceraius grandis (Burmeistetr, 1847) (Scarabaeoidea; Passalidae): a rotting log inhabitant with an unusual eye.” Entomologie heute 34, 7-16  Gokan N, Meyer-Rochow VB.


  • Article: “Socio-economic analysis of edible insect species collectors and vendors in Nagaland, North-East India.” J. Insects as Food and Feed 2023, 1-18  Mozhui L, Kakati LN, Ao B, Kezo V, Meyer-Rochow VB. doi: 10.1163/23524588-20230082


  • Corrigendum: “ histochemical and morphological study of the mucus producing pedal gland system in Latia neritoides (Mollusca; Gastropoda; Hygrophila)" Zoology 159 (2023) 126101 Greistorfer S, Van Byern J, Miller I, Meyer-Rochow VB, Farkas R, Steiner G.


  • Review: “A review of the nutritional potential of edible snails: a sustainable underutilized  food resource.” Indian J. Natural Products and Resources 13(4), 419-433. Baghele M, Mishra S, Meyer-Rochow VB, Jung C, Ghosh S.  Doi: 10.56042/ijnpr.v13i4.47930


  • Article "Observations on how people in two locations of the Plateau Departement of Southeast Benin perceive entomophagy: a study from West Africa"

Front. Nutr. 8:637385. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2021.637385 (Ghosh S, Tchibozo S, Lanmantchion E, Meyer-Rochow VB, Jung)


  • Article "Otolith microstructural organisation in the South Georgia Icefish Pseudochaenichthyes georgianus (Channichthyidae) and cautious considerations on how otoliths can provide clues on a species' distribution and migration in Antarctic waters "

Ocean and Polar Research 44(1): 39-59 (Traczyk R, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Editorial "Insects as Food and Feed "

Front. Vet. Sci. 9:873765 doi:10.3389/fvets.2022.873765 (Meyer-Rochow VB, Pinent M, Costa-Neito EM, Grabowski NT, Fratini F, Mancini S)


  • Article "Traditional rearing techniques of the edible Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia Smith) and its socio-economic perspective in Nagaland, India "

Journal of Insects as Food and Feed, vol 8 (0): 1-12, (Kiewhuo P, Mozhui L, Kakati LN, Lirikum, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Utilisation of snails as food and therapeutic agents by Baiga tribals of Baihar tehsil of Balughat District, Madya Pradesh, India "

Int. J. Industr. Entomol. 43(2), 78-84 (Baghele M, Mishra S, Meyer-Rochow VB, Jung C, Ghosh S) DOI:10.7852/ijie.2021.43.2.70


  • Meyer-Rochow VB 2022 Can molecularly engineered plant galls help to ease the problem of world food shortage (and our dependence on pollinating insects)? Foods 11(24):4014  DOI:10.3390/foods10244014


  • Greistorfer, S., Von Byern, J., Miller, I., Meyer-Rochow, V.B., Farkas, R., Steiner G, 2022 A histochemical and morphological study of the mucus producing pedal gland system in Latia neritoides (Mollusca; Gastropoda; Hygrophila). Zoology 156(1):126067

    DOI: 10.1016/j.zool.2022.126067


  • Meyer-Rochow, VB, Namin, SM, Jung, S. 2022 [Behavioral and phylogeographic observations on Epipomponia nawai (Dyer, 1904): An East Asian moth (Lepidoptera; Epipyropidae) whose larvae are ectoparasitic on cicadas (Hemiptera; Cicadidae). ; Sonatini). Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 26(741):102007 DOI:10.1016/j.aspen.2022.102007


  • Meyer-Rochow, Jung, C. 2022 Interest in Insects as Food and Feed: It Does Not Wane in the Public Domain.  Foods 11(20):3184 DOI: 10.3390/foods11203184


  • Meyer-Rochow, V.B., Tagami, K. 2022  Mites of the genus Histiostoma on Chamberlinius hualienensis Wang, 1956, a recent invasive species of millipede in Japan from Taiwan. Entomol. heute 33, 27-33


  • Meyer-Rochow V.B., Yamahama, Y. 2022 An anatomical and ultrastructural study of the eye of the luminescent millipede Paraspirobolus lucifugus (Gervais 1836) (Diplopoda, Spirobolida, Spiroboleliidae). Arthropod Structure & Development 69(5):101171   DOI: 10.1016/j.asd.2022.101171


  • Article "Nutritional Composition of Honey Bee Drones of Two Subspecies Relative to Their Pupal Developmental Stages"

Insects 2021,12, 759. insects12080759 (Ghosh S, Herren P, Meyer-Rochow VB, Jung C)


  • Article "In Vitro Study of Cricket Chitosan’s Potential as a Prebiotic and a Promoter of Probiotic Microorganisms to Control Pathogenic Bacteria in the Human Gut"

Foods 2021, 10, 2310. (Kipkoech C, Kinyuru JN, Imathiu S,, Meyer-Rochow VB, Roos N)


  • Review "Regeneration in Reptiles Generally and the New Zealand Tuatara in Particular as a Model to Analyse Organ Regrowth in Amniotes: A Review"

J. Dev. Biol. 2021, 9, 36. (Alibardi L, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Molecular characteristics of Bombus (Alpinobombus) polaris from North Greenland and with comments on its general biology and phylogeography"

Polar Biol 44, 2209-2216 (Namin SM, Park T-Y, Jung C, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Attributes and references to honey bees (Insecta; Hymenoptera; Apidae) and their products in some Asian and Australian societies' folkloristic domains"

J. Ecol. Environment 45 (1) (Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Honey bees and their brood: a potentially valuable resource of food, worthy of greater appreciation and scientific attention"

J. Ecol. Environment 45:31 (Ghosh S, Meyer-Rochow VB, Jung C)


  • Article "Farming the edible aquatic snail Pomacea canaliculatai as amini-livestock"

Fishes 7,6; (Ghosh S, Meyer-Rochow VB, Jung C)


  • Article "How did amber get its aquatic insects? Water-seeking polarotactic insects trapped by tree resin"

Historical Biology 33 (6), 846–856 (Horvath G, Egri A, Meyer-Rochow VB, Kriska G)


  • Article "Selection and validation of suitable reference genes for RT-qPCR analysis in the rare aquatic firefly Aquatic leii (Coleoptera; Lampyridae)"

Insects 12.359 (Fu X, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Chemical composition, nutrient quality and acceptability of edible insects are affected by species, developmental stage, gender, diet and processing method"

Foods 10,1036 (Meyer-Rochow VB, Gahukar RT, Ghosh S, Jung C)


  • Article "Bioluminsecence in aquatic and terrestrial organisms elicited through various kinds of stimulation"

Aquatic Ecology (Ramesh C, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Knowledge and use of traditional medicinal animals in the Arba Minch Zuriya District, Gamo Zone, Southern Ethiopia"

European Journal of Therapeutics 27(2): 158-167 (Kebebew M, Mohamed E, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Book Review "Arctic Ecology or Ecologies with the Arctic region?"

Polar Biology (Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Entomotherapy: a study of medicinal insects of seven ethnic groups in Nagaland, North-East India"

Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine (Mozhui L, Kakati LN, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Future prospects of insects as a biological resource in India: Potential biological products utilizing insect with reference to the frontier countries"

Entomological Research 51(5): 209-229 (Ghosh S, Gahukar RT, Meyer-Rochow VB, Jung C)


  • Article "Insects that inspired German and Finnish insect idioms that affected human attitudes towards insects"

Entomologie Heute 32: 61-74 (Meyer-Rochow VB, Kejonen A)


  • Article "Difficulties that unexpected results face to be accepted: suicide and the moon"

Molecular Psychiatry (Meyer-Rochow VB, Hakko T, Hakko H, Riipinen P, Timonen M )


  • Article "Age determination in the icefish Pseudochaenichthys georgianus (Channichthyidae) based on multiple methods of using otoliths"

Aquatic Biology 30: 1-18 (Traczyk R, Meyer-Rochow VB, Hughes RM)


  • Article "First report of necrophilia in the form of necrocoitus among insects, involving two male Cryptotympana atrata (Fabricius, 1775) cicadas"

Insects 2021, 12, 20. (Wang J-S, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Chemical composition and nutritional value of different species of Vespa hornets"

Foods 2021, 10, 418. S, Namin SM, Meyer-Rochow VB, Jung C)


  • Chapter 22 "Termites in the human diet: an investigation into their nutritional profile" In: African Edible Insects as Alternative Source of Food, Oil, Protein and Bioactive Components.

Springer Nature Publ., 2020. A.A. Mariod (ed.)
(Ghosh S, Debelo DG, Lee W, Meyer-Rochow VB, Jung C, Dekebo A)


  • Chapter 19 "Nutritional value of brood and adult workers of the Asian honey bee species Apis cerana and Apis dorsata" In: African Edible Insects as Alternative Source of Food, Oil, Protein and Bioactive Components.

Springer Nature Publ., 2020. A.A. Mariod (ed.)

(Ghosh S, Chuttong B, Burgett M, Meyer-Rochow VB, Jung C)


  • Article "Could Western Attitudes towards Edible Insects Possibly be Influenced by Idioms Containing Unfavourable References to Insects, Spiders and other Invertebrates?"

Foods 2020, 9, 172; doi:10.3390/foods9020172
(Meyer-Rochow VB, Kejonen A)


  • Article "Zootherapeutic uses of animals and their parts: an important element of the traditional knowledge of the Tangsa and Wancho of eastern Arunachal Pradesh, North East India"

Environment, Development and Sustainability 22: 4699-4734
(Jugli S, Chakravorty J,Meyer-Rochow VB.)


  • Article ": Insects Used as Food and Feed: Is That Not What We All Need? "

Foods 9(8):1003 DOI: 10.3390/foods9081003.
(Meyer-Rochow VB, Jung C)


  • Article "Squid sucker teeth and cocoons of a terrestrial flatworm: amino acid content of two nano-structurally identical tissues in phylogenetically unrelated taxa"

Zoology 140 (2020)125798
(Meyer-Rochow VB, Miinalainen, I.)


  • Article "General and specific microscopic characteristics of the dorrsal tail scales and the spines of the crest in the tuatara Sphenodon punctatus (Reptilia; Rhynchocephalia; Sphenodontidae)"

Micron 137(2020)102909
(Alibardi, A., Meyer-Rochow VB.)


  • Article "Icefish adaptations to climate change on the South Georgia Isand Shelf (Sub-Antarctic)"

Ocean Science Journal and pISSN1738-5261 and eISSN2005-7172
(Traczyk, R., Hughes, R.M., ,Meyer-Rochow VB.)


  • Book "Fake, Fact and Fiction."

Shabdahar, Kathmandu (Nepal) , pp 238; ISBN13:9789937922975 .
(Meyer-Rochow VB.)


  • Book "Qi Miao De Shi Jie - Yi Ge Sheng Wu Xue Jia De GuanCha Shou Zha" (Wonderful Life - a sense of humour from a biologist)."

Science Press, Beijing (China), pp191; ISBN: 978-7-03-061636-6.
(Meyer-Rochow VB.)


  • Article "Ingredients to become a scientist: curiosity, enthusiasm, perseverance, opportunity, and a good pinch of luck"

ICES Journal of Marine Science 77(6): 2013-2021 doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsaa102
(Meyer-Rochow VB.)


  • Article "Perception of entomophagy by residents of Korea and Ethiopia revealed through structured questionnaire"

Journal of Insects as Food and Feed 6(1): 59-64
(Ghosh S, Jung C, Meyer-Rochow VB, Dekebo A)


  • Article "Tangsa and Wancho of Northeast India use animals not only as food and medicine but also as additional cultural attributes"

Foods 9, 528; doi: 10.3390/foods9040528
(Jugli S, Chakravorty C, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Synodic lunar phases and suicide - based on 2605 suicides over 23 years, a full moon peak is apparent in premenopausal women in northern Finland"

Molecular Psychiatry,
(Meyer-Rochow VB, Hakko T, Hakko H, Riipinen P. Timonen M)


  • Article "Nutritional Composition of Apis mellifera Drones from Korea and Denmark as a Potential Sustainable Alternative Food Source: Comparison Between Developmental Stages"

Foods 9, 398; doi:10.3390/foods9040389
(Ghosh S, Sohn H-Y, Pyo S-J, Jensen AB, Meyer-Rochow VB , Jung C)


  • Article "Age Structure and Biomass of the Icefish Pseudochaenichthys georgianus Norman (Channichthyidae) Between 1976 and 2009: a Possible Link to Climate Change "

Ocean and Polar Reserch 41 (4): 233-250
(Traczyk R., Meyer-Rochow V.B.)


  • Article "Consequences of extreme miniaturization: The ultrastructure of the compound eyes of a 0.65 mm long “three-eyed” gall midge (Diptera; Cecidomyiidae)"

Entomologie heute 31: 57-72
(Meyer-Rochow, V.B., Yamahama Y)


  • Article "Remote honey bee breeding centre: A case study of Heligoland Island in Germany"

Journal of Apiculture 34(4): 285-293
(Meyer-Rochow, V.B., Jung, C)


  • Article "Eyes and vision of the bumblebee: a brief review on how bumblebees detect and perceive flowers"

Journal of Apiculture 34(2): 107-115
(Meyer-Rochow, V.B.)


  • Article "Farming of insects for food and fee in South Korera: Tradition and innovation"

Berliner und Muenchener Tieraerztliche Wochenschrift 131 (5/6): 236-244
(Meyer-Rochow, V.B., Ghosh, S., Jung, S.)


  • Article "Biomechanical properties of fishing lines of the glowworm Arachnocampa luminosa (Diptera; Keroplatidae) "

Scient. Rep. (2019)9:3082 pp1-14
(Von Byern J, Chandler P, Merritt D, Adlassnig W, Stringer I, Meyer-Rochow VB, Kovalev A, Dorrer V, Dimartino S, Marchette-Deschmann M, Gorb S)


  • Chapter "Food Taboos" In: Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability. Elsevier Publ., 2019. In: Ferranti, P., Berry, E.M., Anderson, J.R. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability, vol. 1, pp. 332 - 335 ISBN: 9780128126875

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Chapter "Insects and Other Non-crustacean Arthropods as Human Food" In: Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability. Elsevier Publ.,2019. In: Ferranti, P., Berry, E.M., Anderson, J.R. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability, vol. 1, pp. 416 - 421.ISBN: 9780128126875

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Chapter "Snails (Terrestrial and Freshwater) as Human Food" In: Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability. Elsevier Publ.,2019. In: Ferranti, P., Berry, E.M., Anderson, J.R. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability, vol. 1, pp. 376 - 378. ISBN: 9780128126875

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Microscopical observations of the regenerating tail of the tuatara Sphenodon punctatus indicate a tendency to scarring, but also influence from somatic growth"

J. Morphology 280 (3), 411-422
(Alibardi L, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Morphology and scaling of compound eyes of the smallest beetles (Coleoptera: Ptiliidae)"

Arthropod Structure & Development 48, 83 - 97
(Makarova AA, Meyer-Rochow VB, Polilov AA)


  • Article "Arunachal's Adi and Apatani tribes' traditional knowledge of harvesting and using edible insects"

Journal of Insects as Food and Feed, 5(2): 125-135
(Chakravorty J, Jugli S, Boria M, Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Article "Focusing on Keroplatus nipponicus Okada 1938 (Diptera; Mycetophiloidea; Keroplatidae) and its adults "

Entomologie Heute 30, 45-53
(Fang H-T, Oba Y, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Influence of food taboos on nutritional patterns in rural communities in Cameroon"

International Review of Social Research 8(1), 2-6
(Asi LN, Teri DT, Meyer-Rochow VB VB)


  • Article "Two nematodes (Nematoda: Diplogastridae, Rhabditidae) from the invasive millipede Chamberlinius hualienensis Wang, 1956 (Diplopoda, Paradoxosomatidae) on Hachijojima Island in Japan"

J. Nematology, 50 (4): 479-485
(Carta LK, Thomas WK, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Immunocytochemically determined regulatory proteins troponin, calponin and caldesmon may occur together in the musculature of a Gordian worm (Ecdysozoa, Cycloneuralia, Nematomorpha)"

Zoomorphology 137: 13 - 17, DOI 10.1007/s00435-017-0375-6
(Meyer-Rochow VB, Royuela M)


  • Opinion "Importance of neglected traditional food to ensure health and well-being"

Nutr. and Food Sci 8 (1):555729 DOI:10.19080/NFSIJ.2018.08.555729
(Ghosh S, Meyer-Rochow VB, Jung C)


  • Chapter 2 "An ethnographic account of the role of edible insects in the Adi tribe of Arunachal Pradesh"

In: Edible insects in sustainable food systems, eds.: Halloran A, Flore R, Vantomme P, Roos N (Springer Publ., Cham, Germany), pp 35-54 (2018)
(Megu K, Chakravorty J, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Chapter 9 "What governs selection and acceptance of edible insect species?"

In: Edible insects in sustainable food systems, eds.: Halloran A, Flore R, Vantomme P, Roos N (Springer Publ., Cham, Germany), pp 331-351 (2018)
(Ghosh S, Jung C, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Can edible grasshoppers and silkworm pupae be tasted by humans when prevented to see and smell these insects?"

Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 21 (2): 616 - 619, DOI 10.1007/s00435-017-0375-6
(Meyer-Rochow VB, Hakko H)


  • Article "Short- and mid-wavelength artificial light influences the flash signals of Aquatica ficta fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae)"

PLoS ONE 13(2): e0191576. pone.0191576
(Owens ACS, Meyer-Rochow VB, Yang EC)


  • Article "Comparison of DNA sequence encoding hydroxynitrile lyase from the invasive millipede Chamberlinius hualienensis collected at Kagoshima, Shizuoka, and Hachijojima, Tokyo"

Bulletin of the Toyama Prefectural University 28 : 35-40
(Ishida Y, Meyer-Rochow VB, Asano Y)


  • Article "The role of biofoam in shielding spittlebug nymphs (Insecta, Hemiptera, Cercopidae) against bright light"

Ecological Entomology, 43: 273- 281
(Chen X, Meyer-Rochow VB, Fereres A, Morente M, Liang AP)


  • Article "Approaching perfect light incoupling in perovskite and silicon thin film solar cells by moth eye surface structures"

Advanced Theory and Simulations, 1800030 DOI: 10.1002/adts.201800030
(Qarony W, Hossain MI, Dewan R, Fischer S, Meyer-Rochow VB, Salleo A, Knipp D, Tsan YH)


  • Article "On the occurrence of the freshwater limpet Ferrissia californica (Mollusca; Gastropoda; Planorbidae) in Japan"

Zoological Science, 35: 149-152
(Vecchione L, Marrone F, Arculeo M, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "UV reflectance is associated with environmental conditions in Palaearctic Pieris napi (Lepidoptera: Pieridae)"

Insect Science, 25(3): 508 - 518
(Stella D, Pechacek P, Meyer-Rochow VB, Kleisner K)



  • Article "Snail as mini-livestock. nutritional potential of Pomacea canaliculata (Ampullariidae)"

Agriculture and Natural Resources 51: 504-511

(Ghosh S, Jung C, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Sperm storage influences the potential for spontaneous acrosome reaction of the sperm in the newt Cynops pyrrhogaster"

Molecular Reproduction and Development 84:1314�1322.

(Kon S, Sato T, Endo D, Takahashi T, Takaku A, Nakauchi Y, Toyama F, Meyer-Rochow VB, Takayama-Watanabe E, Watanabe A)


  • Article "Regeneration of adhesive tail pad scales in the New Zealand gecko Hoplodactylus maculatus (Reptilia; Squamata; Lacertilia) can serve as an experimental model to analyze setal formation in lizards generally"

Zoological Research, 38(4): 191-197

(Alibardi L, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "A comparison between the larval eyes of the dimly luminescent Keroplatus nipponicus and the brightly luminescent Arachnocampa luminosa (Diptera; Keroplatidae)"

Luminescence, 32: 1-5

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Yamahama Y)


  • Review Article "Therapeutic arthropods and other, largely terrestrial, folk-medicinally important invertebrates: a comparative survey and review"

Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine (32 pages) 13:9 DOI 10.1186/s13002-017-0136-0

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Book Review "Edible insects of the world"

Journal of Insects as Food and Feed 3(1), 64-66

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Nutritional composition of five commercial edible insects in South Korea"

Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 20: 686-694

(Ghosh S, Lee S-M, Jung C, Meyer-Rochow VB)





  • Article "Snail farming: an Indian perspective of a potential tool for food security"

Ann. Aquac. Res., 3(3), 1024; 6 pages

(Gosh S, Jung C, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Depilation increases while hairiness decreases the risk of drowning: a hitherto unappreciated survival role of setae in woolly bear caterpillars of the moth Lemyra imparilis (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Erebidae)"

European Journal of Entomology,113: 130-134

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Optomotor reactions prove presence of polarization sensitivity in the zika virus transmitting yellow fever mosquito Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti (Diptera; Nematocera)"

Zool. Sci., 33(6): 643-649

(Bernath B, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Eyes of two keroplatid dipterans: the luminescent Arachnocampa luminosa and the non-luminescent Neoditomyia farri plus comments on luminescent and non-luminescent beetles and gastropods"

Entomologie Heute, 28: 117-126

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Nutritional and anti-nutritional composition of Oecophylla smaragdina (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and Odontotermes sp. (Isoptera: Termitidae): Two preferred edible insects of Arunachal Pradesh, India"

J. Asia-Paciic Entomol., 19: 711-720

(Chakravorty J, Ghosh S, Megu K, Jung C, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Nutritional value and chenical composition of worker larvae, pupae, and adults of the honey bee: Apis mellifera ligustica as a sustainable food source"

J. Asia-Pacific Entomol., 19: 487-495

(Ghosh S, Jung C, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Nanoporous structures similar to those reported from squid sucker teeth are also present in egg shells of a terrestrial flatworm (Platyhelminthes; Rhabditophora) from Hachijojima (Izu Islands; Japan)"

Chemistry & Biodiversity, 13 (7): 821-825

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Miinalainen I)


  • Article "First Record of Mimobdella japonica (Hirudinida: Arhynchobdellida: Salifidae) from Hachijojima Island, Izu Islands, Japan, with a Comment on the Genetic Diversity of the Species"

Species Diversity, 21: 49-54

(Nakano T, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Effects of hypoxia and reoxygenation on the antioxidant defence system of the locomotor muscle of the crab Neohelice granulata (Decapoda: Varunidae)"

J. Comp. Physiol. B, 186 (5): 569-579

(Geihs MA, Vargas MA, Maciel FE, Vakkuri O, Meyer-Rochow VB, Allodi S, Nery LEM)


  • Article "A closer look at the feather coloration in the male purple sunbirdd Nectarinia asiaticaa "

Micron, 85: 44-50

(Mahapatra BB, Marathe SA, Meyer-Rochow VB, Mishra)


  • Scientific Note "Origin and Genetic Uniformity of the Introduced Hachijojima Island Population of Cynops pyrrhogaster (Amphibia: Urodela)"

Current Herpetology, 35(1): 64-68

(Tominaga A, Meyer-Rochow VB Okamoto O, Kuriyama T, Nishikawa K, Matsui M)


  • Chapter "Information on therapeutically as well as nutritionally important terrestrial arthropods in North Korea and an examination of the idiomatic roles insects play in North Korean proverbs and sayings"

In: NORTH KOREA: POLITICAL, ECONOMIC and SOCIAL ISSUES, ed. M.Harrison (Nova Publ., NEW YORK), 169-185 (2016)

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Chapter 12 "Bioluminescent fishes and their eyes"

In: LUMINESCENCE, ed.J.Thirumalai (InTech Publ., Rijeka, Croatia), 297-332 (2016)

(Paitio J, Oba Y, Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Article "Suicides in visually impaired persons: a nation-wide register-linked study from Finland based on thirty years of data"

PLoS ONE 10(10): e0141583, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0141583

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Hakko H, Ojamo M, Uusitalo H, Timonen M)


  • Article "�Entomophagy�: an evolving terminology in need of review"

Journal of Insects as Food and Feed, Vol. 1(4): 293-305

(Evans J, Alemu MH, Flore R, Fr�st MB, Halloran A, Jensen AB, Maciel-Vergara G, Meyer-Rochow VB,M�nke-Svendsen C, Olsen SB, Payne C, Roos N, Rozin P, Tan HSG, Van Huis A, Vantomme P,Eilenberg J)


  • Refereed Letter "Plastic Ocean: what about cancer?"

Environmental Pollution 207: 436-437

(Erren TC, Gross V, Steffany F, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Refereed Commentary "Commentary: Plastic Ocean and the cancer connection - 7 questions and answers"

Environmental Research 142: 575-578

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Gross JV, Steffany F, Zeuss D)


  • Article "Possible causes for the occurrence of black and white colour morphs the New Zealand beach beetle Chaerodes trachyscelides (Tenebrionidae): selective predation or genetic background "

Insect DNA Society Newsletter 23: 19-23

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Chapter "Examples of four incompletely resolved aspects of the biology of penguins related to digestive and reproductive physiology, vision and locomotion"

ADVANCES IN ANIMAL SCIENCE & ZOOLOGY, Vol. 7 (Ed. Owen P. Jenkins); Chapt. 6, pp. 65 � 80 (2015)

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Eleven f�nyforr�sok - vil�g�t� bakt�riumsokadalom (In English: Living light sources - bacterial involvements)"

Term�szetb�v�r 2015/3: 8-11

(Farkas A, Barta A, Herczeg T, Meyer-Rochow VB, Bechara E )


  • Article "Cultural attributes and traditional knowledge in connection with the rearing of muga (Antheraea assama = assamensis) in the Dhemaji District of Assam, North/East India "

J. Insect Biotechnol. Sericol. 84(1): 17 - 28

(Chakravorty J, Gogoi M, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Rats: if you can't beat them eat them ! (Tricks of the trade observed among the Adi and other North-East Indian tribals "

J. Ethnobiol. Ethnomed. May 30; 11(1): 45 pp 1-14

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Megu K, Chakravorty J)


  • Review "Compound eyes of insects and crustaceans: Some examples that show there is still a lot of work left to be done"

Insect Science 22(3): 461 - 481

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "New observations - with older ones reviewed - on mass migrations in millipedes based on a recent outbreak on Hachijojima (Izu Islands) of the polydesmid diplopod (Chamberlinius hualienensis, Wang 1956): Nothing appears to make much sense."

Zoological Research 36 (3): 119 - 132

(Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Refereed Letter "Everybody's plastic": so what?"

Reproductive Toxicology 50: 180

(Erren TC, Meyer-Rochow VB, Grodd V)


  • Article "Beobachtungen an Kutikularstrukturen von Collembolen mitgebracht aus Nord-Korea und mikroskopisch untersucht in Finnland"

Mikrokosmos 103 (1): 20-24

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Description and interpretation of a Cambrian crustacean compound eye"

Bulletin of Geoscience 89 (2): 309-322

(Schoenemann B, Clarkson ENK, Castellani C, Waloszek D, Maas A, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Correspondence "Research: increasing value, reducing waste"

The Lancet 383 (9923): 1124-1125

(Erren, TC, Gross JV,Meyer-Rochow VB )


  • Article "Compound eye miniaturization in Lepidoptera: a comparative morphological analysis "

Acta Zoologica (Stockholm) 95 (4): 438-464

(Fischer S, Meyer-Rochow VB, Mueller HG)


  • Article "Nutritional composition of Chondacris rosea and Brachytrupes orientalis: Two common insects used as food by tribes of Arunachal Pradesh, India"

Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 17: 407-415

(Chakravorty J, Gosh S, Jung C, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "New observations on the biology of Keroplatus nipponicus Okada 1938 (Diptera; Mycetophiloidea; Keroplatidae), a bioluminescent fungivorous insect."

Entomologie Heute: 407-415

(Osawa K, Sasaki T, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Chapter 10 "Polarization sensitivity in amphibians", pp. 249 - 265

In (ed. G Horvath) Polarized light and polarization vision in animal sciences

Publisher: Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Chapter 11 "Polarization sensitivity in reptiles", pp. 265 - 275

In (ed. G Horvath) Polarized light and polarization vision in animal sciences

Publisher: Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York

(Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Review "Common sense: folk wisdom that ethnobiological and ethnomedical research cannot afford to ignore"

Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine

(Erren T, Koch MS, Meyer-Rochow VB), pp 1-12


  • Article "Comparative survey of entomophagy and entomotherapeutic practices in six tribes of Eastern Arunachal Pradesh (India)"

Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine

(Chakravorty J, Ghosh S, Meyer-Rochow VB), pp 1-12


  • Article "Insect species co-existing with the Papua New Guinea firefly Pteroptyx effulgens share aspects of appearance and behaviour"

Lampyrid 2: 127-137

(Ohba N, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Ethno-entomological observations from North Korea (officially known as the "Democratic People's Republic of Korea")"

Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 9(1):7, pp 1-8 pages

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Short Article "Beyond the demarcation line: Teaching in North Korea for four months"

Najima 3:10-12 pages

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Notes on entomophagy and entomotherapy generally and information on the situation in India in particular"

Applied Entomology and Zoology 48 (2): 105-112

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Chakravorty J)


  • Article "Larvae of the firefly Pyrocoelia pectoralis" (Coleoptera; Lampyridae) as possible biological agents to control the land snail Bradybaena ravida

Biological Control 65: 176-183

(Fu X, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Chapter "Thermopollution: General effects and effects on cellular membranes and organelles in particular.", pp. 1-34

In (eds. S Allodi & EM Nazari): Exploring Themes in Aquatic Toxicology"

Publisher: Research Signpost, Trivandrum, India

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Chapter "Oceans of plastics: Possible risks of cancer in marine wildlife and humans", pp. 51-74

In (eds. S Allodi & EM Nazari): Exploring Themes in Aquatic Toxicology

Publisher: Research Signpost, Trivandrum, India

(Erren T, Zeuss D, Steffany F, Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Article "Central and peripheral neuronal pathways revealed by backfilling with neurobiotin in the optic, tentacular, and small labial nerves of Lymnaea stagnalis "

Acta Zoologica (Stockholm) 93: 28-47

(Tuchina OP, Zhukov VV, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Distribution of serotonin and FMRF-amide in the brain of Lymnaea stagnalis with respect to the visual system "

Zoological Research 33 (1-2): 1-12

(Tuchina OP, Zhukov VV, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Editorial "What do we know 40 years after Nixon declared the War on Cancer on the origin, prevention and treatment of cancer?"

J Cancer Educat 27: 597-600

(Erren TC, Gross JV, Koch MS, Erren M, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Polarotoaxis in egg-laying yellow fever mosquitoes Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti is masked due to infochemicals "

J Insect Physiol 58: 1000-1006

(Bernath B, Horvath G, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "An investigation into the morphological and behavioural adaptations of the aquatic larvae of Aquatica leii (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) to prey upon freshwater snails that serve as intermediate hosts for the liver fluke "

Biol Control 62: 127-134

(Fu X, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Challenging limits: Ultrastructure and size-related functional constraints of the compound eye of Stigmella microtheriellea (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae) "

J Morphol 273: 1064-1078

(Fischer S, Meyer-Rochow VB, Muller CHG)


  • Ref. Letter to the Editor "Do perinatal photoperiods imprint human Chronobiology? Suggestion for a study into the possible signature of light in the northern and southern hemispheres"

Chronobiol Internatl 29(3): 371-373

(Erren T, Koch MS, Gross JV, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Ref. Letter to the Editor "A perinatal signature of light on chronobiology? If so, numerous questions arise and experimental animal research must provide more information"

Neuroendocrinol Lett 333(3): 318-320 29(3): 371-373

(Erren T, Reiter RJ, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Ref. Letter to the Editor "A possible role of perinatal light in mood disorders and internal cancers; reconciliation of instability and latitude concepts"

Neuroendocrinol Lett 33(3): 314-317

(Erren T, Koch MS, Gross JV, Reiter RJ, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Neither apposition nor superposition: the compound eye of the chestnut leafminer Cameraria ohridella"

Zoomorphology 131: 37-55 doi: 10.1007/s00435-011-0141-0

(Fischer S, Mueller, Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Article "Studying nanostructural nipple arrays of moth eye facets helps to design better thin film solar cells"

Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 7 (8 pp) doi: 10.1088/1748-3182/7/1/016003

(Dewan R, Fischer S, Meyer-Rochow VB, Homraz YO, Knipp D)



  • Article "Vertebrates used for medicinal purposes by members of the Nyishi and Galo tribes in Arunachal Pradesh (North-East-India)"

J. Ethnobiol. Ethnomed., Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2011, 7:13 doi:10.1186/1746-4269-7-13

(Chakravorty J, Meyer-Rochow VB, Ghosh S)


  • Ref Letter "Bad light affects sleep: as determinants of children's differential sleep duration across Europe?"

Sleep 34(12):1629

(Erren TC, Gross JV, Nise MS, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Correspondence "Neither apposition nor superposition: the compound eye of the chestnut leafminer Cameraria ohridella"

Zoomorphology, in press. doi: 10.1007/s00435-011-0141-0

(Fischer S, Mueller, Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Article "Of mice and men"

Europ Molec Biol Org/EMBO Reports

(Erren T, Gross JV, Koch MS, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Light, clocks, mood, and cancer: consolidation and novel tests of latitude and instability hypotheses"

Chronobiology Int. 28(5), 471-473

(Erren TC, Gross JV, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Afferent and efferent pathways in the visual system of the freshwater snail Planorbarius corneus "

Zool. Res. 32 (4): 403-420

(Tuchina O, Zhukov VV, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Practices of entomophagy and entomotherapy by members of the Nyishi and Galo, two ethnic groups of the state of Arunachal Pradesh (North-East-India)"

J. Ethnobiol. Ethnomed. 7:5 doi: 10.1186/1746-4269-7-5

(Chakravorty J, Ghosh S, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Chemical composition of Aspongopus nepalensis Westwood 1837 (Hemiptera; Pentatomidae), a common food insect of tribal people in Arunachal Pradesh (India)"

International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research 81: 49-56

(Chakravorty J, Ghosh S, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "On the trail of Vikings with polarized skylight: experimental study of the atmospheric optical prerequisites allowing polarimetric navigation by Viking seafarers"

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Lond. B 366, 772-782

(Horvath G, Barta A, Pomozi I, Suhai B, Hegedues R, Akesson S, Meyer-Rochow VB, Wehner R)


  • Article "How small can small be: The compound eye of the parasitoid wasp Trichogramma evanescens (Westwood, 1833) (Hymenoptera, Hexapoda, an insect of only 0.3-0.4 mm total body size)."

Visual Neuroscience 28, 295-308

(Fischer S, Mueller CHG, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "The position of the retinal area centralis changes with age in Champsocephalus gunnari (Channichthyidae), a predatory fish from coastal."

Polar Biology 34: 1117-1123

(Miyazaki T, Iwami T, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Latitude, light, clocks and mood"

Psychopharmacology 216(1), 147-148

(Erren TC, Nise MS, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Biolicht bei Nacht: welch wunderliche Pracht"

Eta Green 04, 38-43

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Atavisms: medical,genetic, and evolutionary implications"

Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 54, 332-353

(Tomic N, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "The association between anxiety and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels: Results from the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort Study"

European Psychiatry 26(6), 363-369

(Liukkonen T, Räsänen P, Jokelainen J, Leinonen M, Järvelin MR, Meyer-Rochow VB, Timonen M)


  • Chapter "Climate change and shifts in the distribution of moth species in Finland, with a focus on the province of Kainuu"

In: "Climate Change - Geophysical Foundations and Ecological Effects", pp 273 - 296 (eds. J. Blanco & H. Kheradmand, ISBN 978-953-307-419-1, InTech Publ., Rijeka (Croatia)

(Itamies J, Leinonen R, Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Article "Effects of melatonin in connection with the antioxidant defence system in the gills of the estuarine crab Neohelice granulata."

Gen. Comp. Endocrinol., 165 (2): 229-236

(Maciel FE, Ramos BP, Geihs MA, Vargas MA, Cruz BP, Meyer-Rochow VB, Vakkuri O, Allodi S, Monserrat JM, Nery LE)


  • Review "Regeneration of the visual system in gastropods (Mollusca)"

Invertebrate Biol. 129 (1): 27-38

(Tuchina O, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Chapter "Entomophagy and its impact on cultures of the world: The need for a multidisciplinary approach.", pp.23 - 37

In: Edible Forest Insects: Humans bite back! (Eds. PB Durst, DV Johnson, RN Leslie, K Shono)

Publisher: FAO Publication 2010/02, Bangkok, Thailand, ISBN 978-92-5-106488-7

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Extended Abstract "Laus im Pelz, Floh im Ohr und Maikäfersuppe: Welche Rolle spielen Insekten in den verschiedenen Kulturen der Erde? .", Nr. 6, p. 17

In: 100 x Wissen um 11 (Eds. M Santos, G Wever)

Publisher: Haus der Wissenschaft, Bremen

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Extended Abstract "Wenn Tiere das Licht anknipsen: Das faszinierende Phänomen der Biolumineszenz.", Nr. 6, p. 64

In: 100 x Wissen um 11 (Eds. M Santos, G Wever)

Publisher: Haus der Wissenschaft, Bremen

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Turning night into day: Effects of stress on the self-feeding behaviour of the Eurasian perch Perca fluviatilis ."

Zool. Studies 49 (2): 176-181

(Ferter K, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Reasons and frequency of visits to the ship's doctor by passengers and members of the crew of cruise ships in polar waters"

Polar Record, 47 : 80-85

(Hoyme HW, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Book "Doubutsu tachi no kikou ni wa wake ga aru: Vol. 2 (In English: Unusual Animal Behaviours Explained: Part 2)"

Publisher: Gijyutsu Hyouron Sya, Tokyo

208 pages; ISBN-13:978-4774142012 (Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Article "Structure and function of the eversible organs of several genera of larval firefly (Coleoptera; Lampyridae)"

Chemoecology 9: 155-168

(Fu X, Meyer-Rochow VB, Tyler J, Suzuki H, DeCock R)


  • Correspondence "Increase in wildlife cancer: an echo of plastic pollution?".

Nature Review Cancer 9: p 842

(Erren T, Zeuss D, Steffany F, Meyer-Rochow B)


  • Article "A six-rhabdomere, open rhabdom arrangement in the eye of the chrysanthemum beetle Phytoecia rufiventris: some ecophysiological predictions based on eye anatomy."

Biocell, 33: 115-120

(Mishra M, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "The eye of the parthenogenetic and minute moth Ectoedemia argyropeza (Zeller) (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae)."

European Journal of Entomology 106 (4): 619-629

(Honkanen A, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Suicides among older persons in Finland and time since hospitalization discharge."

Psychiatr. Serv. 60: 390-393

(Karvonen K, Hakko H, Koponen H, Meyer-Rochow VB, R��s��nen P)


  • Review "Food taboos: origins and purposes"

J. Ethnobiol. Ethnomed. 5 (18 pages)

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Insulin resistance and schizophrenia: results from the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort."

Schizophr. Res. 113: 107-108

(Timonen MJ, Saari KM, Jokelainen JJ, Meyer-Rochow VB, R��s��nen PK,Koponen HJ)


  • Book "Bioluminescence in Focus: A collection of illuminating essays"

Publisher: Research Signpost, Trivandrum, India

385 pages, ISBN: 978-81-308-0357-9 (Ed.: Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Chapter "Bioluminescence through the ages: a brief, but enlightening survey", pp. 1-8

In (ed. VB Meyer-Rochow): Bioluminescence in Focus: A collection of illuminating essays"

Publisher: Research Signpost, Trivandrum, India

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Chapter "Hitherto unreported aspects of the ecology and anatomy of a unique gastropod: The bioluminescent freshwater pulmonate Latia neritoides", pp. 85-104

In (ed. VB Meyer-Rochow): Bioluminescence in Focus: A collection of illuminating essays"

Publisher: Research Signpost, Trivandrum, India

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Moore S)


  • Chapter "Luminescent myriapoda: A brief review", pp. 139-146

In (ed. VB Meyer-Rochow): Bioluminescence in Focus: A collection of illuminating essays"

Publisher: Research Signpost, Trivandrum, India

(Rosenberg J, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Book "Doubutsu tachi no kikou ni wa wake ga aru (In English: Unusual Animal Behaviours Explained"

Publisher: Gijyutsu Hyouron Sya, Tokyo

240 pages, ISBN-13 978-4-7741-3799-5 (Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Comment "Is there any proof of UV-sensitivity and its role in king penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus)?".

Polar Biology 32: 515-516

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Shimoyama A)


  • Article "Anatomy and ultrastructural organisation of the eye of the Mediterranean slipper lobster, Scyllarides latus: preliminary results".

New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 43: 233-245

(Lau STF, Spanier E, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Eyes and vision in Arion rufus and Deroceras agreste" (Mollusca; Gastropoda; Pulmonata): What role does photoreception play in the orientation of these terrestrial slugs?

Acta Zoologica (Stockholm) 90: 189-204

(Zieger MV, Vakoliuk IA, Tuchina OP, Zhukov VV, Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Review "Understanding the cephalic eyes of pulmonate gastropods: a review".

American Malacological Bulletin 26: 47-66

(Zieger MV, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Review "More feared than revered: Insects and their impact on human societies (with some specific data on the importance of entomophagy in a Laotian setting)"

Entomologie heute 20: 3-25

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Nonaka K, Boulidam S)


  • Article "Zur funktionellen Bedeutung unterschiedlicher Augenstrukturen bei sexualdimorphen Nachtfaltern und Leuchtkäfern: eine kurze Zusammenfassung neuerer Ergebnisse".

Entomologie heute 20: 193-208

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Insects and their uses in a cold country: Finland

Entomol. Res. 38: s28-s37

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Suicide after hospitalization in the elderly: a population-based study of suicides in Northern Finland between 1988-2003.".

Int. J. Geriatric Psychiatry, 23: 135-141

(Karvonen K, Rasanen P, Hakko H, Timonen M, Meyer-Rochow VB, Sarkioja T, Koponen HJ)


  • Article "Association between physical illnesses and depressive symptoms requiring hospitalisation in suicide victims".

Psychiatry Res. 60 (3): 271-277

(Hakko H, Manninen J, Karvonen K, Särkioja T, Meyer-Rochow VB, Räsänen P, Timonen M)


  • Article "Body mass index (BMI) of drug-naive psychotic adolescents based on a populations of adolescent psychiatric inpatients".

Eur. Psychiatry 23: 521-526

(Juutinen J, Hakko H, Meyer-Rochow VB, Räsänen P, Timonen M, The STUDY-77 Research Group)


  • Article "Polarized light and oviposition site selection in the yellow fever mosquito: No evidence for positive polarotaxis in Aedes aegypti".

Vision Research, 48: 1449-1455

(Bernath B, Horvath G, Gal J, Fekete G, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Clockwork Blue: On the evolution of non-image-forming retinal photoreceptors in marine and terrestrial vertebrates.".

Naturwissenschaften 95: 273-279

(Erren TC, Erren M, Lerchl A, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Daily variation of melatonin content in the optic lobes of the crab Neohelice granulata".

Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A (Molec. Integr. Physiol.) 149: 162-166

(Maciel FE, Geihs MA, Vargas MA, Cruz BP, Ramos BP, Vakkuri O, Meyer-Rochow VB, MaiaNery LE, Allodi S)


  • Article "The 2008 Hampyeong World Butterfly and Insect Exposition in South Korea: what can the visitor expect?".

Entomol. Gazette 59: 40

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Fine structural description of the compound eye of the Madagascar 'hissing cockroach' Gromphadorhina portentosa (Dictyoptera; Blaberidae)".

Insect Science 15: 179-192

(Mishra M, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Review "Sarkított fénnzel a vikingek nyomában azészaki-sarkividéken: A polarimetrikus kíisérleti viszgálata (In English: Our investigations of polarized skylight near the North Pole – a possible navigation method of vikings)".

Tezikai Szemle (4): 131-141

(Horváth G, Barta A, Hegedüs R, Pomozi I, Subai B, Ǻkesson S, Meyer-Rochow VB, Wehner R)


  • Article "Sexual dimorphism in the compound eye of the moth Operophtera brumata (Lepidoptera; Geometridae)".

Invertebrate Biology 127 (2): 201-216

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Lau TFS)


  • Article "Eyes of male and female Orgyia antiqua (Lepidoptera; Lymantriidae) react differently to an exposure with UV-A".

Micron 39: 471-480

(Mishra M, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "UV-reflecting and absorbing body regions in gentoo and king penguins: Can they really be used by the penguins as signals for conspecific recognition".

Polar Biology 31: 557-560

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Shimoyama A)



  • Article "Water uptake via two pairs of specialized legs in Ligia exotica".

Biol. Bulletin (Woods Hole) 213: 196-203

(Horiguchi H, Hironaka M, Meyer-Rochow VB, Hariyama T)


  • Article "Metabolic syndrome in connection with BMI in young Finnish male adults".

Diabetes Res. Clin. Pract. 76: 404-409

(Mikkola I, Keinanen-Kiukaanniemi S, Laakso M, Jokelainen J, Harkonen P, Meyer-Rochow VB, Juuti AK, Peitso A, Timonen M)


  • Article "Computational determination of the refractive index distribution in the crystalline cones of the compound eye of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba).".

J. Theoret. Biol. 244: 318-325

(Gal J, Miyazaki T, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Sex, timing, and depression among suicide victims with schizophrenia.".

Compr. Psychiatry 48: 319-322

(Karvonen K, Sammela HL, Rahikkala H, Hakko H, Sarkioja T, Meyer-Rochow VB, Rasanen P, Timonen M)


  • Article "Structure and function of the eversible glands of the aquatic firefly(Luciola leii) (Coleoptera: Lampyridae.".

Chemoecology 17: 117-124

(Fu X, Vencl FV, Ohba N, Meyer-Rochow VB, Lei C, Zhang Z)


  • Article "Sexual dimorphism in the compound eyes of Rhagophthalmus ohbai (Coleoptera; Rhagophthalmidae): II. Physiology and function of the eye of the male.".

J. Asia-Pacific Entomol. 10: 27-31

(Lau TFS, Ohba N, Arikawa N, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Imaging polarimetry of forest canopies: how the azimuth direction of the sun, occluded by vegetation, can be assessed from the polarization pattern of the sunlit foliage.".

Applied Optics 46: 6019-6032

(Hegedüs R, Barta A, Bernath B, Meyer-Rochow VB, Horvath G)


  • Article "Melanopsin in lower vertebrates: the race is on to show that it really is there".

Neuroembryology and Aging 4: 112-114

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Refereed Letter to the Editor "Health clues from polar regions."

Science 316: 540

(Erren TC, Meyer-Rochow VB, Erren M)


  • Review "Glowworms: A review of Arachnocampa spp. and kin".

Luminescence 22: 251-265

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "The 2008 Hampyeong World Butterfly and Insect Exposition in South Korea: What can the visitor expect?".

Entomol. Meddr. 75: 153-154

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Mathematische Berechnungen zum Durchlassverhalten kleinster Poren in der Frustula einer Diatomee der Antarktis".

Int. J. Phycol. Phycochem. 3: 101-106

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Gal J)


  • Communication "Frog transparency led to discovery of melatonin".

Nature 449 (7165): 972

(Erren TC, Reiter RJ, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Sexual dimorphism and light/dark adaptation in the compound eyes of male and female Acentria ephemerella (Lepidoptera; Pyraloidea; Crambidae.".

Europ. J. Entomol. 104: 459-470

(Lau TFS, Gross EM, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "The compound eye of Orgyia antiqua (Lepidoptera; Lymantriidae): Sexual dimorphism and light/dark adaptational changes".

Europ. Journal of Entomology, 104: 247 - 258

(Lau TFS, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Structure and function of dark- and light-adapted as well as UV-exposed eyes of the food store pest Psyllipsocus ramburi Selys-Longchamps (Insecta; Psocoptera; Psyllipsocidae)."

Journal of Insect Physiology 53: 157-169

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Mishra M)


  • Article "Rates and previous disease history in old-age suicide".

Int. Journal Geriatric Psychiatry 22: 38-46

(Koponen H, Viilo K, Hakko H, Timonen M, Meyer-Rochow VB, Sarkioja T, Räsänen P)


  • Article "Insulin resistance and depressive symptoms in young adult males: findings from Finnish military conscripts ".

Psychosom. Med. 69: 723-728

(Timonen M, Salmenkaita I, Jokelainen J, Laakso M, Härkönen P, Koskela P, Meyer-Rochow VB, Peitso A., Keinänen-Kuikaanniemi S)


  • Article "C-reactive protein levels and sleep disturbances: observations based on the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort Study.

Psychosom. Med. 69: 756-761

(Liukkonen T, Räsänen P, Ruokonen A, Laitinen J, Jokelainen J, Leinonen M, Meyer-Rochow VB, Timonen T)


  • Article "Hospital-treated physical illnesses and mortality: An 11-year follow-up study of long-stay psychiatric patients".

Europ. Psychiatry 22: 211-218

(Rasanen S, Meyer-Rochow VB, Moring J, Hakko H)


  • Book Chapter: "Electron microscopy in developing countries: What can be done to get these countries more involved?".


Formatex Publ., Spain, pp. 1022-1027

(Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Article "The eye of the freshwater prosobranch gastropod Viviparus viviparus: ultrastructure, electrophysiology and behaviour".

Acta Zoologica (Stockholm) 87: 13-24

(Zhukov VV, Borissenko SL, Zieger MV, Vakoliuk IA, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Sexual dimorphism in the compound eye of Rhagophthalmus ohbai (Coleoptera; Rhagophthalmeidae): I. Morphology and ultrastructure".

Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 9: 19-30

(Lau TFS, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Spectral sensitivity of the eye of Scutigera coleoptrata (Linnaeus, 1758) (Chilopoda; Scutigeromorpha; Scutigeridae)".

Applied Entomology and Zoology 41: 117-122

Meyer-Rochow VB, Muller CHG, Lindstrom M)


  • Article "Biological monitoring of solar UV-radiation at 17 sites in Asia, Europe and South America from 1999 to 2004".

Photochem. Photobiol. 82: 689-694

(Munakata N + 18 authors, including Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Late pregnancy blood pressure in nulliparas and subsequent abnormal glucose tolerance".

Diabetes Res. Clin. Pract. 71: 220-224

(Saramies J, Keinanen-Kiukaanniemi S, Koiranen M, Jokelainen J, Meyer-Rochow VB, Timonen M)


  • Refereed Letter "A Polar Biology publication that prevailed: forces at work when penguins poo".

Polar Biology 29: 541-542

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Gal J)


  • Article "Fine structural description of the lateral ocellus of Craterostigmus tasmanianus Pocock, 1902 (Chilopoda; Craterostigmomorpha) and phylogenetic considerations".

J. Morphology 267: 850-865

(Muller CHG, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Fine structural organization of the lateral ocelli in two species of Scolopendra (Chilopoda; PLeurostigmophora): an evolutionary evaluation".

Zoomorphology 125: 13-26

(Muller CHG, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "The association between C-reactive protein levels and depression: Results from the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort Study".

Biol. Psychiatry 60: 825-830

(Liukkonen T, Silvenoinen-Kassinen S, Jokelainen J, Rasanen P, Leinonen M, Meyer-Rochow VB, Timonen M)


  • Article "Eye structure of the phyllosoma larva of the rock lobster Jasus edwardsii (Hutton, 1875): How does it differ from that of the adult?".

Invert. Reprod. Dev. 47: 213-222

(Mishra M, Jeffs A, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Fine structure of the compound eye of the fungus beetle Neotriplax lewisi (Coleoptera, Cucujiformia, Erotylidae)".

Invertebrate Biol. 125: 265-278

(Mishra M, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Reflex-bleeding in the firefly Pyrocoelia pectoralis (Coleoptera: Lampyridae): Morphological basis and possible function".

Coleopterists Bulletin 60: 207-215

(Fu X, Ohba N, Meyer-Rochow VB, Wang Y, Lei C)


  • Article "Depressive symptoms and insulin resistance in young adult males: Results from the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort".

Molec. Psychiatry 10: 929-933

(Timonen M, Rajala U, Jokelainen J, Keinanen-Kiukaanniemi S, Meyer-Rochow VB, Rasanen P)


  • Article "Eye ultrastructure in the pollen-feeding beetle Xanthochroa luteipennis (Coleoptera; Cucujiformia; Oedemeridae)".

Journal of Electron Microscopy 55: 289-300

(Mishra M, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Autumn peak in shooting suicides of children and adolescents from northern Finland".

Neuropsychobiol. 54: 140-146

(Lahti A, Räsänen P, Karvonen K, Sarkioja T, Meyer-Rochow VB, Hakko, H)



  • Article "An ultrastructural study of the eye of Gomphiocephalus hodgsoni , a collembolan from Antarctica".

Polar Biol. 28: 111-118

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Reid WA, Gal J)


  • Article "Insulin resistance and depression: cross sectional study".

British Medical Journal 330: 17-18

(Timonen M, Laasko M, Jokelainen J, Rajala U, Meyer-Rochow VB, Keinanen-Kiukaanniemi S)


  • Book Chapter: "Finland".

In: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE ARCTIC (Ed. M.Nuttall), Routledge Publ., New York, pp 620-626

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Five additional Chapters: "Hibernation"; "Mammoth"; "Noctilucent Cloud Formation"; "Snow House"; "Ultraviolet-B Radiation".

In: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE ARCTIC (Ed. M.Nuttall), Routledge Publ., New York, pp 862-863; 1239-1240; 1437-1438; 1924-1925; 2090-2092, respectively

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Book Chapter: "Luminescent behaviour in the New Zealand glowworm Arachnocampa luminosa (Insecta; Diptera; Mycetophilidae)".

In: BIOLUMINESCENCE & CHEMILUMINESCENCE (Eds. A.Tsuji, M.Matsumoto, M. Maedo, L.J. Kricka, P.E. Stanley), World Scientific Publ., Singapore, pp. 23-26

(Ohba N, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Lifetime prevalences of physical diseases and mental disorders in young suicide victims".

Psychosomatic Medicine 67: 241-245

(Viilo KM,Timonen MJ, Hakko HH, Sarkioja T, Meyer-Rochow VB, R��s��nen PK).


  • Article "Alcohol-related suicides in victims with a history of hospital-treated depression".

American Journal on Addictions 14: 455-463

(Hakko H, Koponen P, Viilo K, Sarkioja T, Meyer-Rochow VB, R��s��nen P, Timonen M)


  • Article "Psychophysical study of the visual sun location of cloudy and twilight skies inspired by Viking navigation".

Journal of the Optical Society of America A22: 1023-1034

(Barta A, Horvath G, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Photoreceptor cell types in the retina of the tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus) have cone characteristics".

Micron 36: 423-428

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Wohlfahrt S, Ahnelt PK)


  • Article "Avoidable mortality among long-stay psychiatric patients".

Nordic Journal of Psychiatry 59: 103-109

(R��s��nen S, Hakko H, Viilo K, Meyer-Rochow VB, Moring J)



  • Book Chapter: "Adaptation Eyes".

In: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CAVES AND KARST (Ed. J.Gunn), Fitzroy Dearborn Publ., New York, London, pp 4-5

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Ref. Letter to the Editor: "Human expansion: the roles of castaways and cultural practices".

Trends in Ecology and Evolution 19: 63

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Restoration of morphological and functional integrity in the regenerating eye of the giant African land snail Achatina fulica ".

Acta Zoologica (Stockholm) 85: 1-14

(Bobkova J, Tartakovskaya O, Borrissenko S, Zhukov V, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Book Chapter: "Fish and folk".

In: THE SENSES OF FISH - Adaptations for the Reception of Natural Stimuli (Eds. Emde G von der, Mogdans J, Kapoor BG) Narosa Publ., New Delhi, pp v-ix

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Book Chapter: "Im Dunkeln ist gut Funkeln: Wenn Tiere das Licht anmachen".

In: TIERISCHE KOMMUNIKATION (Eds. J.Kallinich, G.Spengler), Museumsstiftung Post & Telekommunikation, Edition Braus, pp 88 - 99

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Variations in the retinal designs of pulmonate snails (Mollusca, Gastropoda): squaring phylogenetic background and ecophysiological needs (I)".

Invertebrate Biology 123 (2): 101-115

(Bobkova MV, Gal J, Zhukov VV, Shepeleva IP, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Fixed focal-length optics in pulmonate snails (Mollusca, Gastropoda): squaring phylogenetic background and ecophysiological needs (II)".

Invertebrate Biology 123 (2): 116-127

(Gal J, Bobkova MV, Zhukov VV, Shepeleva IP, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "UV-reflectivity of parafocal eyespot elements on butterfly wings in normal and abnormal specimens".

Entomologica Fennica 15: 34-40

(Yang M, Pyörnilä A, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Dimensional limits for arthropod eyes with superposition optics".

Vision Research 44: 2213 - 2223

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Gal J)


  • Article "Fine-structural details of the photoreceptor membranes of the ocellus of the scale-insect parasite Centrodora sp. (Hymenoptera; Aphenelidae): A case of gene transfer between host and parasite?".

Biocell 28 (2): 151-154

(Yang M, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Postembryonic photoreceptor development and dark/light adaptation in the spittle bug Philaenus spumarius (L.) (Homoptera, Cercopidae)".

Arthropod Structure & Development 33: 405 - 417

(Keskinen E, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Not just an empty cavity: the inter-rhabdomal space in the Jamaican cave fly Neoditomyia farri (Diptera, Mycetophilidae)".

Zool. Sci. 21: 719-722

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Yang M)


  • Book Chapter: "Traditional food insects and spiders in several ethnic groups of Northeast India, Papua New Guinea, Australia, and New Zealand".

In: ECOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS OF MINILIVESTOCK - rodents, frogs, snails and insects for sustainable development (Ed. Maurizio G. Paoletti), Science Publishers, Inc., USA, pp 385 - 409 + 1 colour plate

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article "Survival time after last hospitalization among suicide victims in northern Finland".

Psychiatr Serv. 55(7): 821-3

(Lantto I, Viilo K, Hakko H, Sarkioja T, Meyer-Rochow VB, R��s��nen P, Timonen M)


  • Article "Psykiatristen pitk��aikaispotilaiden ylikuolleisuus - haaste somaattiselle hoidolle".

Duodecim 120(2): 179-180

(R��s��nen S, Hakko H, Viilo K, Meyer-Rochow VB, Moring J)


  • Article "Post-embryonic photoreceptor development in the fishlouse Argulus coregoni Thorell,1865 (Crustacea; Branchiura".

Acta Parsitol. 49 (3): 336-347

(Keskinen E, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Book Chapter: "Spring snow lowers human melatonin".

In: Circumpolar Health 2003- Proc. Int. Congr. Circumpol. Hlth, Nuuk Sept 10-14, 2003 (63 Suppl. 2: 161-164)

(Leppäluoto J, Sikkilä K, Meyer-Rochow VB, Hassi J)



  • Article: "Atopy and Depression: Results from the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort Study".

Molecular Psychiatry 8: 738-744

(Timonen, M, Jokelainen J, Hakko H, Silvennoinen-Kassinen S, Meyer-Rochow VB, Räsänen P)


  • Article: "Suicides in persons suffering from rheumatoid arthritis".

Rheumatology 42: 287-291

(Timonen M, Viilo K, Hakko H, Särkioja T, Ylikulju M, Meyer-Rochow VB, Väisänen E, Räsänen P)


  • Article: "Excess mortality among long-stay psychiatric patients in northern Finland".

Soc. Psychiatry Psychiatr. Epidemiol. 38: 297-304

(Räsänen S, Hakko H, Viilo K, Meyer-Rochow VB, Moring J)


  • Book Chapter: "Eyes and vision in the torrentfish Cheimarrichthys fosteri ".

In: Fish Adaptations (eds. BG. Kapoor, AL Val);

Chapter 15, pp 337 - 381; Science Publishers: Enfield (USA) and Plymouth (UK)

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Coddington PE)


  • Article: "Imaging polarimetry of the rainbow".

Applied Optics 42: 397-405

(Barta A, Horvath G, Bernath B, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "��First immunocytochemical study of the echinoderm smooth muscle: the Antarctic cushionstar Odontaster validus Kohler (Echinodermata, Asteroidea)��E

Protoplasma 220: 227-232

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Fraile B, Paniagua R, Royuela M)


  • Article: "Presence of atopy in first-degree relatives as a predictor of a female proband's depression: Results from the Northern Finland 1966 birth cohort".

J. Allergy Clin. Immunol., 111: 1249-1254

(Timonen M, Jokelainen J, Herva A, Zitting P, Meyer-Rochow VB, Räsänen P)


  • Article: "Hitherto undescribed interommatidial exocrine glands in Chilopoda".

African Invertebrates 44: 185-197

(Müller CHG, Rosenberg J, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Post-embryonic photoreceptor development and dark-light adaptation in the stick insect Carausius morosus ".

Appl. Entomol. Zool. 38: 281-291

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Keskinen E)


  • Article: "Description of intracerebral ocelli in two species of North American crayfish: Orconectes limosus and Pacifastus leniusculus (Crustacea, Decapoda, Astacidea).

Invertebrate Biology 122: 158-165

(Bobkova M, Greve P, Meyer-Rochow VB, Martin G)


  • Book review: "Insects on the move".

Entomol. Fennica 14: 62-63

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Book review: "Palm trees and their insects".

Entomol. Fennica 14: 189-190

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Guanine-type retinal tapetum in the eye of the Pacific pomfret Brama japonica (Perciformes, Bramidae)".

Ichthyological Res., 50: 245-250

(Takei S, Momose O, Nakamura I, Meyer-Rochow VB, Somiya H)


  • Article: "Low melatonin secretion associates with albedo in circumpolar environments".

J Pineal Res., 35: 158-162

(Leppäluoto J, Sikkilä K, Meyer-Rochow VB, Hassi J)


  • Article: "Ultrastructural study of rat retina exposed to UV-B and UV-C radiation".

Micron, 34: 395-404

(Campos de Oliveira Miguel N, Meyer-Rochow VB, Allodi S)


  • Article: "The compound eye of Scutigera coleoptrata (Chilopoda: Notostigmophora): an ultrastructural re-investigation that adds support to the Mandibulata-concept".

Zoomorphology 122: 191-209

(Müller CHG, Rosenberg J, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Pressures produced when penguins poo: a study of avian defaecation".

Polar Biology 27: 56-58

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Gal J



  • Article: "Selective photoreceptor damage in four species of insects induced by experimental exposures to UV-irradiation".

Micron 33: 23-31

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Kashiwagi T, Eguchi E)


  • Article: "First cytological description of intracerebral ocelli in an amphipod: the extraretinal photoreceptors of the sandhopper Talitrus saltator (Crustacea: Amphipoda)".

Invertebrate Biology 121, 73-78

(Frelon-Raimond M, Meyer-Rochow VB, Ugolini A, Martin G)


  • Article: "��Ultrastructural investigations of testes and spermiogenesis in two species of halacarid mites (Halacaridae, Actinedida, Actinotrichia): Thalassarachna basteri from the Baltic Sea and Halacarellus thomasi from McMurdo Sound (Antarctica)��E

Arthrop. Struct. Dev. 30,315-328

(Alberti G, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Refereed Letter to the Editor: "Head and abdominal melatonin content in summer and winter bees".

J. Pineal Res. 32, 275-276

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Vakkuri O)


  • Article: "Fine structure of the lateral eyes in the tiny marine Antarctic mite Halacarellus thomasi : an ultrastructural study".

Polar Biol. 25, 512-516

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Bobkova MV)


  • Article: "Calponin, caldesmon, and chromatophores ��Ethe smooth muscle connection".

Microsc. Res. Techn. 58, 504-513

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Royuela M)


  • Article: "Is Troglocaris anophthalmus (Crustacea, Decapoda, Atyidae) blind, eyeless, or both?".

Mem. Biospeol. (J. Subterranean Biology), 28, 149-156

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Gottstein S, Lindström M)


  • Sci. Note: "Honeybee heads weigh less in winter than in summer: a possible explanation".

Ethol., Ecol., Evol., 14: 69-71

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Vakkuri O)


  • Article: "Postembryonic eye growth in the seashore isopod Ligia exotica (Crustacea, Isopoda)".

Biol. Bull. (Woods Hole), 202, 223-231

(Keskinen E, Takaku Y, Meyer-Rochow VB, Hariyama T)


  • Book review: "Entomological terminology explained".

Entomol. Fenn. 13, 63-64

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Ultrastructural study of first and second order neurons in the visual system of the crab Ucides cordatus following exposure to ultraviolet radiation".

Micron, 33, 627 - 637

(Campos de Oliveira Miguel N, Meyer-Rochow VB, Allodi S)


  • Article: "Retinal topography of ganglion cells and putative UV-sensitive cones in two Antarctic fishes: Pagothenia borchgrevinki and Trematomus bernacchii (Nototheniidae)".

Zool Sci, 19: 1223 - 1229

(Miyazaki T, Iwami T, Somiya H, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Microanatomical characteristics of marginal ommatidia in three different size-classes of the semi-terrestrial isopod Ligia exotica (Crustacea; Isopoda)".

Biocell, 26: 357 - 367

(Keskinen E, Takaku Y, Meyer-Rochow VB, Hariyama T)



  • Brief Review: "Light of my life - messages in the dark".

Biologist 48 (4): 163-167

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Diurnal changes of retinula cell sensitivities and receptive fields (2-dimensional angular sensitivity functions) in the apposition eyes of Ligia exotica ."

J. Exp. Biol. 204:239-248

(T Hariyama, VB Meyer-Rochow, T Kawauchi, YTakaku, Y Tsukahara)


  • Article: "Measurement of the reflection-polarization pattern of the flat water surface under a clear sky at sunset".

Remote Sensing Environment. 76: 103-111

(Gal J, Horvath G, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Review: "Fish chromatophores as sensors of environmental stimuli".

In Sensory Biology of Jawed Fishes ��ENew insights (Ed. BG Kapoor & T.J. Hara); Oxford and IBH Publ & M/s Science Publ., New Hampshire, pp. 317-334

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Review: "The crustacean eye: Dark/light adaptation, polarization sensitivity, flicker fusion frequency & photoreceptor damage".

Zool. Sci. 18:1175-97

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Anatomical and ultrastructural comparisons between the eyes of two species of aquatic, pulmonate gastropods: the bioluminescent Latia neritoides (Gray, 1850) and the non-luminescent Ancylus fluviatilis (Müller, 1774)".

N. Zld. J. Mar. Freshw. Res. 35: 739-750

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Bobkova MV)


  • Article: "Some ecological and ethological observations on Hendea myersi cavernicola (Chelicerata; Arachnida; Opiliones), a seeing troglobite".

Natura Croatica, 10: 133-141

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Liddle A)


  • Note: "Sea cucumbers with ��hidden cargo'".

Trop. Fish Hobbyist 49 (10): 80-81

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Effects of light and darkness on cell deaths in damaged retinal ganglion cells of the carp retina".

Acta Neurobiol. Experimentalis 61: 85 - 91

(Dezawa M, Mo X, Oshitari T, Takano M, Meyer-Rochow VB, Sawada H, Eguchi E)


  • Book Chapter: "Antarctica: Caves and cave-like habitats".

In Encyclopedia Biospeologica III, pp. 2227-2234 (Ed. Chr. Juberthie, V. Decu); Moulis (France),

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Povara I, Mitofan H)


  • Article: "Smooth muscle proteins as intracellular components of the chromatophores of the Antarctic fishes Pagothenia borchgrevinki and Trematomus bernacchii (Nototheniidae)."

Protoplasma, 218: 24-30

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Royuela M, Fraile B, Paniagua R)


  • Article: "Photoreception in fishlice (Branchiura): The eyes of Argulus foliaceus Linné 1758 and A. coregoni Thorell 1865".

Acta Parasitologica 46: 321-331

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Au D, Keskinen E)


  • Article: "Physiology of colour vision in human beings and some other vertebrates".

Trans. Zool. Soc. East INdia, 5: 28-30

(Varman AR, Kharbuli B, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Polarization patterns of the summer sky and its neutral points measured by full-sky imaging polarimetry in Finnish Lapland north of the arctic circle".

Proc. Roy. Soc., London A 457: 1385-

(Gal J, Horvath G, Meyer-Rochow VB, Wehner R)



  • Discussion paper: "Not a tool for the rich alone: Developing countries also need EM".

Micron, 31:113-115

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Review: "Lebende Laternen, sichtbare Signale: doch manches was die Biolumineszenz betrifft liegt noch im Dunkel"

Biospektrum 6: 220-224

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Refereed letter: Brood parasitism: ducks can be cuckoos, too!"

Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 15: p. 26

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Refereed letter: "Visual membrane vulnerability: the fatty acid connection".

Trends in Neurosciences, 23:13-14

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: Morphological comparisons of compound eyes in Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) related to the beetles' daily activity maxima and phylogenetic positions".

J. Agric. Sci. 45(1):15-61

(Gokan N & Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Post-embryonic development of the lateral eye of Cloeon sp. (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae) as revealed by scanning electron microscopy".

Entomol. Fennica 11:89-96

(Gupta S & A, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Light activation of phospholipsae A2 in the photoreceptor of the crayfish ( Procambarus clarkii )".

Acta Neurobiol. Experimentalis 60:9-16

(Kashiwagi T, Meyer-Rochow VB, Nishimura K, Eguchi E)


  • Article: "Risks, especially for the eye, emanating from the rise of solar UV-radiation in the Arctic and Antarctic regions".

Int. J. Circumpolar Health 59:38-51

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Book review: "Warfare with odours".

Entomol. Fennica, 11: 185-186

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Refereed letter: "The eye: monophyletic, polyphyletic, or perhaps biphyletic?"

Trends in Genetics 16(6):244-245

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Mental concept of 'worm/bug' amongst Japanese and English subjects as revealed through an analysis of commonly used idioms in everyday language!.

J. Finnish Anthropol. Soc. 25(1):29-40

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Okui K, Henshall K, Brooks DL)


  • Article: "Pineal photoreceptor: Conductor or player in the biorhythm orchestra?"

Acta Universitatis Ouluensis, D 584: 30-34

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Polaros pillantas a teljes egboltra".

Elet es Tudomany(=Life and Science) 55: 1003, 1005-1006/i>

(Gal J, Horvath G, Haiman O, Meyer-Rochow VB, Fraile B, Paniagua R)


  • Article: "Muscle cells in the tiny marine Antarctic mite Halacarellus thomasi : an ultrastructural and immunocytochemical study".

Polar Biol., 23: 759-765

(Royuela M, Meyer-Rochow VB, Fraile B, Paniagua R)


  • Article: "Effects of photic & thermal stress on distal and proximal rhabdoms in the crayfish eye: Are visual membranes of the 8th cell more resilient than the others?".

Protoplasma, 210: 156-163

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Kashiwigi T, Eguchi E)



  • Review Chapter in Book: Springer Verlag ATLAS OF ARTHROPOD SENSORY RECEPTORS (eds. Eguchi E, Tominaga Y)

"Compound Eye: Circadian Rhythmicity, Illumination, and Obscurity"

Springer, Tokyo, Berlin, New York. Pp 97-125

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Review Chapter also in: Springer Verlag ATLAS OF ARTHROPOD SENSORY RECEPTORS (eds. Eguchi E, Tominaga Y)

"Compound eyes in polar regions, caves, and the deep-sea" Springer, Tokyo, Berlin, New York. Pp 125-142

(Meyer-Rochow VB & Nilsson H)


  • Review: "Coming to grips with a slippery issue: Human waste disposal in cold climates"

Int. J. Circumpolar Health 58:57-62

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Book review: "Insects in and out"

Entomologica fennica 10(2): 113-114

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Immunocytochemical observations on muscle cell proteins in the Antarctic mussel shrimp Acetabulastoma (Crustacea; Ostracoda).

Invertebrate Biol., 118(2): 184-189

(Royuela M, Fraile B, Paniagua R, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Fluorescent compounds in the eyes of some mammals".

Adv. Radiation Biol. & Peace (UPZS Suppl. 2: 85-89)

(Varman AR, Deb MK, Meyer-Rochow VB, Blum MS, Sharan RN, Kharbuli Dey B, Hajong SR, Sentimenla A)


  • Article: "Photoreceptor ultrastructure in the Antarctic mussel shrimp Acetabulastoma (Crustacea; Ostracoda), a parasite of Glyptonotus antarcticus (Crustacea; Isopoda), .

Polar Biol. 21: 166-170

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Cuticular microstructures of abdominal tergites and sternites of Cloeon sp. (Ephemeroptera; Baetidae) during post-embryonic development".

Entomologica Fennica 10(1): 51-59

(Gupta S & G, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Immunocytochemical observations on pineal organ and retina of the Antarctic teleosts Pagothenia borchgrevinski and Trematomus bernacchii."

J. Neurocytol. 28: 121-126

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Morita Y, Tamotsu S)


  • Article: "The molluscan radula as a source of information about metal uptake from the environment".

Mém. de Biospéologie, 26:1-5

(Meyer-Rochow VB, West S)


  • Article: "Eye phospholipids and fatty acids from taxonomically-related Finnish and Japanese crayfish of similar habitats, but separated by 25 degrees of latitude.

Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B123: 47-52

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Kashiwagi T, Nishimura K, Eguchi E)


  • Viewpoint: "Inuit or Eskimo: politically correct terminology in scientific writing."

Eur. J. Sci. Ed., 25: 57-58

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Geheimnisvolles Leuchten: Wie, wann und warum Tiere das Licht anmachen"

Natur & Museum, 129: 178-185

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Book Review: "Chemical methodology in entomology and ecology."

Entomologica Fennica, 10:61-62

(Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Refereed Letter to Editor: Microcosms in Antarctic Ice

Trends in Ecology & Evolution 13:201

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Ultrastructure of muscle cells in Acetabulastoma sp., a mussel shrimp from the Ross Sea (Antarctica)"

Polar Biol. 20:77-85

(Royuela M, Meyer-Rochow VB, Fraile B & Paniagua R)


  • Article: Compound eye ultrastructures of 6 species of ecologically diverse stag beetles.

Appl. Entomol. Zool. 33:157-169

(Gokan N, Meyer-Rochow VB, Nakazawa A, Iida K)


  • Refereed Letter to editor: "Vertebrate taste bud development: are salamanders the model?"

Trends in Neurosciences 21, 337-338

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Editorial: "Ethnic identity, food, and health" .

Int. J. Circumpolar Health 57:2-3

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Short Communication: "Possible natural circaseptan rhythm in the beach beetle Chaerodes trachyscelides White" .

Acta Neurobiol. Exp. 58:287-290 ,

(Meyer-Rochow VB & Brown PJ)


  • Article: "Going underground in Jamaica: The fascinating world of caves" .

Naturens Verden, 8:297-303 (Meyer-Rochow VB, Stringer IAN)



  • Review: "Use of insects as human food in Papua New Guinea, Australia, and North-East India: Cross-cultural considerations and cautious conclusions" .

Ecol. Food Nutr., 36: 159-185

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Changkija S)


  • Letter to Editor: "Diversity in hunter-gatherer foraging" .

Trends in Ecol. & Evolution, 12:\tab 229-230

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Light-induced photoreceptor sensitivity loss and recovery at 4ºC and 14ºC in Mysis relicta Loven (Crustacea: Peracarida) from Pojoviken Bay (Finland)" .

Int. J. Limnology, 33: 45-51

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Lindström M)


  • Article: "Fatty acid composition and ultrastructure of photoreceptive membranes in the crayfish Procambarus clarkii under conditions of thermal and photic stress" .

J. comp. Physiol. B 167: 1-8

(Kashiwagi T, Meyer-Rochow VB, Nishimura K, Eguchi E)


  • Article: "Absolute and spectral sensitivities in dark- and light-adapted Pagothenia borchgrevinki , an Antarctic nototheniid fish" .

Physiol. & Behaviour, 61: 159-164

(Morita Y, Meyer-Rochow VB, Uchida K)


  • Article: "Thermally-induced changes in the metabolism of the eye of the crayfish Paranephrops planifrons : Respiration and substrate utilization at three distinct temperatures" .

Physiol. & Behav., 61:615-619

(Taylor PR, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Brief review: "Durchsichtige Tiere - transparente Gewebe"

Nat. & Museum. 127: 121-127

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Compound eye fine structure in Paralomis multispina , an anomuran halfcrab from 1200 m depth (Crustacea; Decapoda; Anomura)" .

Biol. Bulletin (Woods Hole), 192: 300-308

(Eguchi E, Dezawa M, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "UV-colours in Pieris napi from northern and southern Finland: Arctic females are the brightest!"

Naturwissenschaften, 84: 165-168

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Järvilehto M)


  • Article: "Flight activity of insects within a Jamaican cave: in search of the zeitgeber" .

Invertebrate Biol., 116: 348-354

(Stringer IAN, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Cytological postmortem changes in highly specialized cells subjected to different causes of necrosis."

Cytologia, 62: 41-46

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Järvilehto M)


  • Refereed Letter to Editor: "An honorary non-flying mammal pollinator."

Trends in Ecol. & Evolution 12: 277

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Stringer IAN)


  • Refereed Letter to Editor: "Animal electricity as part of the 'one great whole'" .

Trends in Neurosciences, 20 (12): 559

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Letter to Editor: "Glass Menagerie" .

New Scient. 156 No. 2108: 101

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Abstract: "'The Nervous Conference' - congress simulation as a new learning experience for biology students" .

Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., 23: 282

(Järvilehto M, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Letter to Editor: "Knee-deep in frogs" .

New Scient. 156 Nr.2104), 59

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Paper: "Selective UV-induced damage to short wavelength receptor cells in Papilio xuthus " .

Protoplasma, 200:112-115

(Wakakuwa, Meyer-Rochow VB, Dezawa M, Eguchi E)


  • Abstract: "Intracellular recordings from Glyptonotus antarcticus photoreceptors" .

33rd Int. Congr. Physiol. Sci. St.Petersbg.,p P071.01

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Laughlin SB)





  • Abstract: "Northern butterflies are the brightest: the UV-sensitivity as a factor for visual ecology."

Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., 22: 1146

(Järvilehto M, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Properties and synthesis of porphyrine of human retina."

Bull. Life Sci. 6: 81/84

(Varman AR, Meyer-Rochow VB, Dey KS, Choudhary S)


  • Review: "Electron microscopy in extreme environments and under challenging conditions: examples from the tropics and Antarctica" .

Acta Universitatis Ouluensis A286: 35-41

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Ultraviolet colours in nordic butterflies."

Acta Universitatis Ouluensis, A 286:\tab 110-115

(Järvilehto M, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Cell death under the electron microscope - ultrastructural details of dying photoreceptors" .

Acta Universitatis Ouluensis A286: 149-153

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Harjula R, Järvilehto M)


  • Article: "Do whip scorpions have photoreceptors or aphrodisiacs in their legs?" .

Acta Universitatis Ouluensis A286: 154-160

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Moro SD, Harjula R)


  • Sci. Note: "An eye for the extreme: Photoreceptor fine-structure in the Antarctic midge Belgica antarctica (Diptera: Chironomidae)" .

Appl. Entomol. Zool., 31: 631-634

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Reid WA)


  • Article: "Does age matter in studying the crustacean eye?"

J. comp. Physiol., B 166: 319-324

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Reid WA)


  • Article: "Review of larval and postlarval eye ultrastructure in the lamprey (Cyclostomata) with special emphasis on Geotria australis (Gray)" .

Microsc. Res. Tech., 35: 431-443

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Stewart D)


  • Note: "A novel approach in AIDS-research: use of the anthropological connection" .

J. Finn. Anthropol. Soc. Vol. 21: 33-34

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "The distribution of flying insects in relation to predacious web-spinning larvae of Neoditomyia farri (Diptera: Mycetophilidae) in a Jamaican cave" .

Ann. Ent. Soc. Am., 89: 849-857

(Stringer IAN, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Developmental arrest or retardation in the larval eye of Geotria australis (Agnatha; Cyclostomata): a comparison with the situation in Proteus anguinus (Amphibia; Caudata)" .

Mém. Biospéol., 23: 233-238

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Stewart D, Järvilehto M)


  • Article: "1995-update of morphological abnormalities in wild populations of the Japanese newt Cynops pyrrhogaster Boie (Urodela; Salamandridae)" .

Acta Hydrobiol., 38:19-24

(Fukui A, Asashima M, Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Article: "An old, but largely ignored food source: insects" .

Proc. Jam. Soc. Sci. Tech. 6: 183-189

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Food taboos" .

Proc. Jam. Soc. Sci. Tech. 6: 200-208

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Moro SD)


  • Book: "Commonwealth Junior Quiz Book" .

Commonwealth Trust, Kingston, pp. 60

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Intracerebral ocelli in the giant Antarctic slater Glyptonotus antarcticus (Crustacea; Isopoda; Valvifera)" .

J. Crust. Biol. 15: 228-236

(Martin G, Jaros PP, Chaigneau J, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Review: "Electron microscopy in Jamaica - applications and techniques" .

W.I. Medical Journal 44: 44-50

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Reid WA)


  • Photo Rep.: "Life hidden in the dark" .

Kagaku Asahi 55: 72-73 and 94-96

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Ommatidial structure of the adult stonefly Oyamia lugubris (McLachlan) (Plecoptera: Perlidae)" .

Jpn. J. Ent. 63: 503-514

(Nagashima T, Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Article: "The eye of the New Zealand freshwater crab Halicarcinus lacustris , and some ecophysiological predictions based on eye anatomy" .

J. Roy. Soc. N. Z.. 24: 133-142

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Reid WA)


  • Article: "Cytochemical and histological details of muscle fibres in the southern smelt Retropinna retropinna (Pisces; Galaxioidei)" .

Zool. Sci. 11: 55-62

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Ishihara Y, Ingram J)


  • Article: "Caudal spinal cord ultrastructure in an Antarctic fish ( Pagothenia borchgrevinki Boulenger 1902)" .

Biocell 18: 105-119

(Alibardi L, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Review: "Light-induced damage to photoreceptors of spiny lobsters and other crustaceans" .

Crustaceana 67: 97-111

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Scanning electron microscopy of supporting cell crystals in the larval pineal organ of the southern lamprey Geotria australis (Gray)" .

Zool. Anzeiger 232: 217-221

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Stewart D)


  • Res. Note: "Male and female eyes of the Antarctic midge Belgica antarctica (Diptera: Chironomidae) - a scanning electron microscopic study" .

Appl. Ent. Zool. 29: 439-442

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Reid WA)


  • Article: "Thoughts on photoreceptor evolution in the lamprey pineal complex based on interspecific ultrastructural comparisons" .

Jam. J. Sci. Tech. 4: 50-54

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Stewart D)


  • Article: "Tidal rhythm and the role of vision in shelter-seeking behaviour of the half-crab Petrolisthes elongatus (Crustacea; Anomura)" .

J. Roy. Soc. N. Zld. 24: 423-428

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Meha WP)


  • Article: "Attraction of flying insects to light of different wavelengths in a Jamaican cave" .

Mém. Biospéleol. 21: 133-139

(Stringer IAN, Meyer-Rochow VB)





  • Article: "Cephalic structures in the Antarctic nemertine Parborlasia corrugatus - are they really eyes?" .

Tissue & Cell 25: 151-157

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Reid WA)


  • Article: "Role of heme pigments on colour vision of human beings" .

Indian Zool. 47, 1-5

(Varman AR, Meyer-Rochow VB, Dev MK, Dey S, Michael RG, Kharbuli B)


  • Article: "Red/white muscle distribution and fibre growth dynamics in the southern smelt Retropinna retropinna " .

Proc. Roy. Soc. London 252, 85-92

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Ingram J)


  • Article: "Rhythmicity of chromophore turnover of visual pigment in the Antarctic amphipod Orchomene plebs (Crustacea: Amphipoda)" .

J. Comp. Physiol. A 173, 615-619

(Hariyama T, Meyer-Rochow VB, Terakita A)


  • Res. Note: "Spectral responses, including a UV-sensitive cell type, in the eye of the isopod Ligia exotica " .

Naturwissenschaften 80: 233-235

(Hariyama T, Tsukahara Y, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Measurements of pulling forces as a simple and novel behavioural method in sensory-motor research of invertebrates tested under different ambient light levels."

Annls. Appl. Inform. Sci. 18, 179-185

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Hariyama T)


  • Article: "Photomechanical responses in the eye of the Jamaican freshwater shrimp Macrobrachium heterochirus (Wiegmann)" .

Res. Crustacea 21, 33-45

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Reid WA, Haley M)


  • Brief review: "Ein Reptil mit uraltem Stammbaum: die neuseeländische Brueckenechse" .

Natur & Museum 123, 89-94

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Ultrastructure of the compound eye of the footspinner Oligotoma japonica Okajima (Insecta; Embioptera): Winged males" .

Biocell 17, 39-59

(Nagashima T, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Brief review: "Fishing in the dark: the unusual habits of a Jamaican fly" .

Jamaican Nat. 3, 17-18

(Stringer IAN, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Sci. Note: "A system of regular ridges instead of nipples on a compound eye that has to operate near the diffraction limit."

Vision Research 33, 2645-2647

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Stringer IAN)



  • Article: "Observations on an accidental case of raw sewage pollution in Antarctica" .

Zbl. f. Hyg. (Intern. J. Hyg. Envir. Med.) 192: 554-558)

(Meyer-Rochow VB)

  • Article: "How to obtain clues from the otoliths of an adult fish about the aquatic environment it has been in as a larva" .

Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 103 A, 333-335

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Cook I, Hendy CH)


  • Article: "A light- and electron microscopical study of the pineal complex of the ammocoete larva of the southern lamprey Geotria australis " .

Micr. Electr. Biol. Cell. 16, 69-86

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Steward D)


  • Article: "Aspects of integumentary ultrastructure in the Antarctic Parborlasia corrugatus (nemertini; Lineidae) with special emphasis on ciliary abnormalities" .

Jam. J. Sci. Tech. 3, 22-29

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Reid WA)


  • Photo-report: "Aquatic numismatics" .

Tropic. Fish Hobbyist 41, 154-159

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Sci. Note: "Crystals in supporting cells of pineal organ in larval lamprey not likely to be pure guanine" .

Micr. Electr. Biol. Cell. 16, 87-88

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Stewart D)



  • Article: "Morphological and anatomical observations on the hairy eyes of males and females of the marine amphipod Dulichia porrecta (Crustacea; Amphipoda; Podoceridae)" .

Boll. Zool. 58, 59-69

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Stephan H, Moro SD)


  • Sci. Note: "Salt-induced, low-temperature setting of Antarctic fish muscle proteins" .

J. Food Sci. 50: 251-252

(Torley PJ, Ingram J, Young OA, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Brief Rev.: "See-through animals: the enigma of transparency" .

(In Japanese) Kagaku Asahi 51: 39-44

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Exposure to bright light has little effect on eye sensitivity and ultrastructure of Saduria entomon (Crustacea; Isopoda; Valvifera)" .

Zool. Sci. 8: 653-663

(Lindström M, Fortelius W, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Nephroblastoma in the clawed frog Xenopus laevis " .

J. Exp. Animal Sci. 34, 225-228

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Asashima M, Moro SD)


  • Chapter in Book: "The water-soluble organic matrix in the egg shells of the extinct moa and the extant rhea". In: Mechanisms & phylogeny of mineralization in biological systems (Eds. Suga S, Nakahara H)

Springer Verlag, pp. 63-67

(Somiya H, Meyer-Rochow VB, Samata T)


  • Article: "Visual predation by tuatara ( Sphenodon punctatus ) on the beach beetle ( Chaerodes trachyscelides ) as a selective force in the production of distinct colour morphs".

Tuatara 31, 1-8

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Teh KL)


  • Article: "Differences in ultraviolet wing patterns in the New Zealand lycaenid butterflies Lycaena salustius , L. rauparaha , and L. feredayi as a likely isolating mechanism" .

J. Roy. Soc. NZ 21, 169-177

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "A discussion of the use of morphometrical methods in density measurements of cell organelles in the eyes of crayfish" .

Annls. Appl. Inform. Sci. 16, 133-159

(Taylor PR, Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Article: "ERG-determined spectral and absolute sensitivities in relation to eye size in the half crab Petrolisthes elongatus " .

Exp. Biol. 48: 319-328

(Ziedins I, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Growth patterns in the eye of Petrolisthes elongatus " .

Exp. Biol. 48: 329-340

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Towers D, Ziedins I)


  • Article: "Dermal and epidermal chromatophores of the Antarctic teleost Trematomus bernacchii " .

Pigment Cell Res. 3: 33-37

(Obika M, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Fine structure of regenerating caudal spinal cord in adult tuatara ( Sphenodon punctatus )" .

J. Hirnforschg. (=J. Brain Res. Neurobiol.) 33: 613-621

(Alibardi L, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Res. Note: "A case of abnormal eye enlargement in the Antarctic fish Pagothenia borchgrevinki (Pisces, Teleostei, Notothenioidei)" .

N. Zld. Antarctic Rec. 10: 28-31

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Book: "The New Zealand Glowworm" .

Waitomo Caves Museum Soc., Waitomo, NZ

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Retinal organization in the native New Zealand frogs Leiopelma archeyi , L. hamiltoni , and L. hochstetteri (Amphibia; Anura; Leiopelmatidae)" .

J. Roy. Soc. NZ 20, 349-366

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Pehlemann FW)


  • Article: "The eye of the dung beetle Onthophagus posticus (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae)" .

N.Z. Entomol. 13, 7-15

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Gokan N)


  • Sci. Note: "Sound production in Synaptonecta issa (Heteroptera, Corixidae)" .

Appl. Entomol. Zool. 25, 328-331

(Jansson A, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Ultrastructural survey of the spinal cord of young tuatara ( Sphenodon punctatus ) with emphasis on glia" .

N.Z. J. Zool. 17, 73-85

(Alibardi L, Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Article: "Growth-related biometrical and biochemical studies of the compound eye of the crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus " .

Zool. Sci. 6: 241-250

(Eguchi E, Arikawa K, Ishibashi S, Suzuki T, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Short Story: Fool Play . N. Zld. Jewish Chronicle (NOv. Lit. Suppl.), 1-3


  • Article: "Farben und Farbwechsel im Tierreich" .

Selecta 31: 1704-1707

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Asashima M, Sakaguchi A)


  • Article: "A re-investigation and re-interpretation of the cumacean photoreceptor" .

Zool. Scripta 18: 283-288 (Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Sci. Note: "Webbed feet in mature female axolotl ( Siredon mexicanum )" .

Amphibia-Reptilia 10, 89-92

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Sci. Note: "Neoplasia of the stomach in wild Japanese firebelly newts Cynops pyrrhogaster (Urodela, Salamandridae)" .

Amphibia-Reptilia 10, 189-192

(Asashima M, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Carcinoma in the axolotl Siredon (=Ambystoma) mexicanum " .

Zool. Anzeiger 223, 26-32

(Asashima M, Koyama H, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Comparative fine structure of the axial skeleton inside the regenerated tail of some lizard species and the tuatara" .

Gegenbaurs Morphol. Jahrb. 135, 705-716

(Alibardi L, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Glial cells in the regenerated tails of lizards and the tuatara" .

N.Zld. J. Zool. 17, 73-85

(Alibardi L, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Short story: "Grandfather's nights" .

N.Zld. Jewish Chronicle (Dec. Lit. Suppl.), pp. 2-3

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Photo Rep.: "The face of Albania" (In Japanese) .

Sekai Shu-ho, Dec. 5th, pp.3-7

(Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Article: "Electrophysiological and histological observations on the eye of adult female Diastylis rathkei (Crustacea, Cumacea)" .

Biol. Bull. (Woods Hole) 175: 144-153

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Lindström M)


  • Article: "Recovery from light-induced sensitivity loss in the eye of the crustacean Mysis relicta - a study of ERG-determined V/logI relationships and morphology at 4 and 14 degrees C" .

Zool. Sci. 5: 743-757

(Lindström M, Nilsson H, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Functional aspects and eye organization of black and white colour morphs of the New Zealand beach beetle Chaerodes trachyscelides (Tenebrionidae)" .

J. Insect Physiol. 34: 983-995

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Gokan N)


  • Article: "Biology of Latia neritoides Gray 1850 (Gastropoda, Pulmonata); the only light-producing freshwater snail in the world" .

Int. Rev. ges. Hydrobiol. 73: 21-45

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Moore S)


  • Brief Rev.: "Maanmainiot ötökat" (Insects in human culture) .

Tiede 2000 (4), 58-61

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "The eye of the tenebrionid beetle Lepispilus sulcicollis (Coleoptera) and some ecophysiological predictions based on eye anatomy" .

N.Zld. Nat. Sci. 15, 79-89

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Gokan N)


  • Sci. Note: "Spatial distribution and behaviour in bilaterally-blinded juveniles of the rock lobster Panulirus longipes " .

Res. Crustacea 17, 1-6

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Sci. Note: "Observations on the behaviour of young tuatara Sphenodon punctatus in conditions of total darkness" .

Tuatara 30, 36-38

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Ultrastructure of the neural component of the regenerating spinal cord in the tails of three species of New Zealand lizards ( Leiolopisma nigriplantare , Lampropholis delicata , and Hoplodactylus maculatum )" .

N. Zld. J. Zool. 15, 535-550

(Alibardi L, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Naturally-occurring morphological abnormalities in wild populations of the Japanese newt Cynops pyrrhogaster " .

Zool. Anzeiger 221, 70-80

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Asashima M)


  • Article: "Observations on habitat and reproduction in the pulmonate basommatophoran gastropod Latia neritoides Gray 1850, the only bioluminescent freshwater mollusc in the world" .

Verh. Int. Ver. Limnol. 23, 2189-2192

(Moore S, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Sci. Note: "Papilloma in Hynobius lichenatus (Amphibia, Urodela)" .

Z. mikr.-anat. Forsch. 102, 756-760

(Asashima M, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "A theoretical analysis of geometrical ray optics in arthropod eyes with coaxial lens systems" .

J. Yokoh. City Univ. (Nat. Sci. ser.) 3, 1-19

(Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Article: "Structure and function of the eyes of two species of opilionids ( Megalopsalis tumida : Palpatores, and Hendea myersi cavernicola : Laniatores) from New Zealand glowworm caves" .

Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 233, 293-319

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Liddle A)


  • Res. Note: "Near infra-red sensitivity of the eye of the crustacean Mysis relicta " .

Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 147: 747-752

(Lindström M, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Abstract: "Electron microscope observations on the structure of the pineal organ of the Antarctic nototheniid teleost fish, Pagothenia borchgrevinki " .

In: Functional Morphology of Neuroendocrine Systems (Eds. Scharrer B, Korf HW, Hartwig HG), Springer Verlag, p.159

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Vigh-Teichmann I, Vigh B)


  • Article: "An electron microscope study of the eye of the cave mysid Heteromysoides cotti from the island of Lanzarote (Canary Isl.)" .

Stygol. 3, 24-34

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Juberthie-Jupeau L)


  • Review: "Tumours in amphibia" .

Zool. Sci. 4, 411-425

(Asashima M., Oinuma T, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Fine structure of the compound eyes of male and female Asian garden beetles Haladera castanea Arrow (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae)" .

Appl. Ent. Zool. 22, 385-369

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Gokan N)


  • Article: "Ultrastructure of the compound eyes of Serica takagii Sawada and S. nigrovariata (Lewis) (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) ".

J. Agric. Sci. Tokyo 32, 10-28

(Gokan N. Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Aspects of the functional anatomy of the eyes of the whipscorpion Thelyphonus caudatus (Chelicerata: Arachnida) and a discussion of their putative performance as photoreceptors" .

J. Roy. Soc. N.Z. 17, 325-341

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Fine structure of the compound eye of the skin beetle Trox mitis (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae)" .

Kontchu 55, 587-600

(Gokan N, Meyer-Rochow VB, Nagashima T)


  • Article: "Das Auge des stutzschwänzigen Tiefseeaales Cyema atrum " .

Mikrokosmos 76, 296-300

(Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Article: "A study of visual pigments in the two Antarctic crustaceans Orchomene plebs (Amphipoda) and Glyptonotus antarcticus (Isopoda)" .

Comp Biochem. Physiol. 83 B, 75-79

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Suzuki T)


  • Brief Review: "Wie schutzen sich Tiere vor dem Kaltetod?" .

Selecta 28, 499-502



  • Article: "Ultrastructure of microtubules in dermal melanophores and spinal nerve of the Antarctic Pagothenia borchgrevinki " .

Cell Tissue Res. 244, 339-343

(Obika M, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Diurnal changes in structure and function of the compound eye of Ligia exotica (Isopoda)" .

J. Exp. Biol. 123: 1-26

(Hariyama T, Meyer-Rochow VB, Eguchi E)


  • Article: "Luminescent copeods of the genus Metridia with special reference to the Antarctic M. gerlachei " .

N. Z. Antarctic Rec. 7: 1-8

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Morphology of the eye of the giant deep-sea isopod Bathynomus giganteus " .

J. Morph. 189: 145-156

(Chamberlain SC, Meyer-Rochow VB, Dossert WP)


  • Article: "Ultrastructural observations and pH-measurements on red and white muscle from Antarctic fish" .

Polar Biol. 6: 241-246

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Devine C)


  • Article: "Do disintegrating microvilli in the eye of the crayfish Procambarus clarkii contribute to the synthesis of screening pigment granules?" .

Z. mikrosk.-anat. Forsch. 100, 39-55

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Eguchi E)


  • Article: "A study of the extra-extremity in a five-legged Rana temporaria frog" .

Zool. Anzeiger 217, 1-13

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Koebke J)


  • Sci. Note: "Comments on changes in the ultrastructure of rhabdom microvilli in eyes of invertebrates" .

Biol. Cell 57, 283-284

(Meyer-Rochow VB)




  • Article: "A study of unusual intracellular organelles and ultrastructural organization of the eye of Gammarus oceanicus , fixed in the midnight sun of the Spitzbergen (Svalbard) summer" .

Biomed. J. 6: 353-367

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Brief Review: "Conclusions about visual structure and function in insect eyes" .

Kagaku Asahi 45 (7): 11-12 & 129-132 (in Japanese)

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Letter to the Editor: "Paläo-Physiologie: Krebs als asexuelle Fortpflanzung" .

Selecta 27 (24) 2308-2309

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Brief Review: "Die Sehorgane von Insekten und Krebstieren: Vielfältig und komplex - Facettenaugen" .

Selecta 27 (39), 3512-3514

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Brief Review: "Fische, die als Parasiten leben" .

Selecta 27 (47): 4209-4212

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "The effects of temperature and light on particles associated with crayfish visual membrane: a freeze-fracture analysis and electrophysiological study" .

J. Neurocytol. 13: 935-959

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Eguchi E)


  • Sci. Note: "Further observations on gum emperor moth caterpillars feeding on the foliage of birch trees" .

The Weta 8: 58-62

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Ward D)


  • Brief Review: "Schmetterlinge sehen's anders" .

Kosmos 81 (3): 66-71

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Eguchi E)



  • Article: "An open rhabdom in a decapod photoreceptor: structure and possible function of the eye of Typhlatya " .

Biol. Cell 49: 278-282

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Juberthie-Jupeau L)


  • Article: "Physiologie - warum unterkühlte Tiere Überleben können" .

Selecta 26: 1116-1120

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "A comparative study of spectral sensitivity curves in three diurnal and eight nocturnal species of Japanese fireflies" .

J. Insect Physiol. 30: 607-612

(Eguchi E, Nemoto A, Meyer-Rochow VB, Ohba N)


  • Treatise: "The eye of Jasus edwardsii : electrophysiology, histology, and visual behaviour" .

Zoologica 45 (134), 1-85

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Tiang KM)


  • Article: "Fine-structure of the compound eye of the buprestid beetle Curis caloptera (Coleoptera, Buprestidae)" .

Z. mikrosk.-anat. Forsch. 98: 17-35

(Gokan N, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Thoughts on the possible function and origin of bioluminescence in the New Zealand glowworm Arachnocampa luminosa (Diptera: Mycetophilidae), based on electrophysiological recordings of spectral responses from the eyes of male adults" .

N.Zld. Entomologist 8: 111-119

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Eguchi E)


  • Photo Report: "Papua Niugini's Kiriwina People" .

Kagaku Asahi 44 (6): 92-93 (in Japanese)

(Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Article: "Ultraviolet photography of 43 species of Lepidoptera representing ten families" .

Annot. Zool. Japon. 56: 10-18

(Eguchi E, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: " 'Fluegelfarben wie sie die Falter sehen' - a study of UV- and other colour patterns in Lepidoptera" .

Annot. Zool. Japon. 56: 85-99

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Eguchi E)


  • Article: "Trophospongium-like structures in an insect eye: Response of retinula cells of Papilio xuthus (Lepidoptera) to irradiation with ultraviolet light" .

Cell Tissue Res. 231: 519-526

(Eguchi E, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Ultrastructure du rhabdome de Procambarus clarkii immédiatement et vingt heures après l'exposition à la lumière ultraviolette (350 nm) et verte (570 nm) d'un contenu photonique égal" .

Biol. Cell 48: 185-190

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Eguchi E)


  • Article: "Electrophysiological and histological studies on the eye of the freshwater crayfish Paranephrops planifrons " .

Zool. Jahrbuch Physiol. 87: 477-489

(Eccles F, Tiang KM, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Brief Report: "Muskeln - wie funktionieren sie?" .

Mikrokosmos 72: 380-382 (Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Brief Review: "Physiologie - Vom Wunder Winterschlaf lernen" .

Selecta 25: 1116-1120

(Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Brief Report: "Phonoreception in the Western rock lobster Panulirus longipes " .

Behav. Neural Biol. 34: 331-336

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Penrose J, Oldfield BP, Bailey W)


  • Article: "Histological observations on the eyes of the two luminescent fishes Photoblepharon palpebratus (Boddaert) and Anomalops katoptron (Blkr.)" .

Zool. Anzeiger 209: 65-72

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Baburina V, Smirnov V)


  • Article: "The structure of the eggshell of the tuatara, Sphenodon punctatus " .

J. Morphol. 174: 197-205

(Packard MJ, Hirsch KF, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Bosavi People" .

Minzokugaku (J. of Ethnology) 22: 52-58 (in Japanese)

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Brief Review: "Life under solid ice" .

Kagaku Asahi 42: 16-19

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Eischalen unter dem Elektronenmikroskop" .

Kosmos 78: 26-31

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Retinal organization of the eyes of three nototheniid fishes from the Ross Sea (Antarctica)" .

Gegenbaurs Morphol. Jahrb. 128: 762-777

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Klyne MA)


  • Article: "Comparison between temperature-induced changes and effects caused by dark/light adaptation in the eyes of two species of Antarctic crustaceans" .

Cell Tissue Res. 221: 625-632

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Tiang KM)


  • Brief Rev.: "Marine life in Antarctica" .

Hemisphere 26: 48-52

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Brief Review: "Insects and anthropology" .

Insectarium 19: 174-178 (in Japanese)

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article"The divided eye of the isopod Glyptonotus antarcticus : effects of unilateral dark adaptation and temperature elevation" .

Proc. Roy. Soc. London B 215: 433-450

(Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Article: "Fish tongue surface fine structure and ecological considerations" .

Zool. J. Linnean Soc. 71: 413-426

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "The eye of Orchomene sp. cf. O. rossi - an amphipod living under the Ross Ice Shelf (Antarctica)" .

Proc. Roy. Soc. London B 212, 93-111

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Brief Review: "Leben unter eisigem Panzer" .

Kosmos 77 (5): 40-46

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Electrophysiology and histology of the eye of the bumblebee Bombus hortorum (Hymenoptera: Apidae)" .

J. Roy. Soc. N. Zld. 11: 123-153

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Sci. Note: "Gum emperor moth caterpillars not only feed on gumtree leaves: a possible threat to the foliage of introduced deciduous trees" .

The Weta 4: 17

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Ward D)


  • Sci. Note: "Note on the cuticular morphology in the terrestrial amphipod Orchestia sp." .

Zool. Anzeiger 207: 74-77

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Brief Report: "Klima und Sprachentwicklung" .

Naturwissenschaftl. Rundschau 35: 203-205

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Electrophysiological studies of the insect compound eye" .

N. Zld. Entomolgist 7: 296-304

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Note: "Seeing lobsters are correctly treated" .

Catch '81 (4): 17-21

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Tiang KM)


  • Report: "Ein Biologe besucht China I/II/III" .

Selecta 23: 182-184, 258-260, 345-346

(Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Sci. Note: "The attachment mechanism of the waterflea Simocephalus " .

Microscopy 33: 551-553

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Sci. Note: " Glyptonotus antarcticus Eights, 1852 var. obtusus, a new variety of the giant Antarctic isopod" .

Crustaceana 38: 94-97 (Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Fatty acid analysis of lens and retina of two Antarctic fish and of the head and body of the Antarctic amphipod Orchomene plebs " .

Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 65: 395-399

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Pyle CA)


  • Article: "Surface structures in Glyptonotus antarcticus - a marine isopod from the Ross Sea" .

Zoomorphology 94: 290-219

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Eye colour and spectral sensitivity in the Antarctic amphipod Orchomene plebs " .

N. Zld. Antarctic Rec. 3: 25-29

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Abstract: "Distribution of immunoreactive luteinizing releasing hormone (LRH) in the fly Calliphora " .

In: Congress Vol. 28th Internatl. Congr. Physiol., Budapest, p. 764

(Selane H, Leppäluoto, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Electrophysiologically determined spectral efficiency of the eye and median ocellus in Bombus hortorum tarhakimalainen" .

J. Comp. Physiol. 139: 261-266

(Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Sci. Note: "Leben unter extremen Bedingungen - Antarktische Algen in Asche, Schnee und 4000 m Höhe" .

Mikrokosmos 67, 21-22

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Thompson K)


  • Article: "Kleinstlebewesen in extremen Biotopen - zum 'Tümpeln' in die Antarktis" .

Mikrokosmos 67: 34-39

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "The optical geometry of euphausiid eyes" .

J. Comp. Physiol. A 130: 49-62

(Land MF, Barton F, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Visual behaviour and the structure of dark- and light-adapted larval and adult eyes of the New Zealand glowworm Arachnocampa luminosa (Mycetophilidae, Diptera)" .

J. Insect Physiol. 25: 601-613

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Waldvogel H)


  • Article: "The effects of light and temperature on the structural organization of the eye of the Antarctic amphipod Orchomene plebs (Crustacea)" .

Proc. Roy. Soc. London B 206: 353-368

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Tiang KM)


  • Review: "The diverse uses of insects in traditional societies" .

Ethnomedicine 3/4, 387-400

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Stomach and gut contents of Carapus mourlani from starfish and holothurian" .

Ann. Zool. Fenn. 16: 287-290

(Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Article: "The eyes of mesopelagic crustaceans II: Streetsia challengeri (Amphipoda)" .

Cell Tissue Res. 186: 337-350

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "The eyes of mesopelagic crustaceans III: Thysanopoda tricuspidata (Euphausiaceae)" .

Cell Tissue Res. 195: 59-80

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Walsh S)


  • Article: "Skin papillae as possible electroreceptors in the deep-sea eel Cyema atrum (Cyemidae: Anguilloidea)" .

Marine Biol. 46: 277-282

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "A rapidly self-regenerating photosensitive system in the eyes of Antarctic crustaceans living under the sea ice: a hypothesis" .

N. Zld. Antarctic Rec. 1: 3-8

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Visual behaviour, eyes, and retina of the parasitic fish Carapus mourlani " .

Biol. Bull. (Woods Hole) 155: 576-585

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Tiang KM)


  • Report: "Ein Biologe erkundet die Antarktis" .

Selecta 20: 3691-3694 (Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Retina and dioptric apparatus of the dung beetle ( Euoniticellus africanus ; Scarabaeidae)" .

J. Insect Physiol. 24: 165-179

(Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Article: "Structure and function of the unusual compound eye of Sericesthis geminata (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae)" .

N. Zld. J. Zool. 4: 21-34 (Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Sci. Note: "Crustacean eyes and polarization sensitivity" .

Vision Res. 17: 1239-1240

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Nässel JR)


  • Article: "The eyes of mesopelagic crustaceans I: Gennadas sp. (Penaeidae)" .

Cell Tissue Res. 184: 87-103

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Walsh S)


  • Brief Review: "The use of insects as human food" .

Food & Nutr. 33: 151-153

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Zähne - eine vergleichend-anatomische Studie" .

Mikrokosmos 66: 301-304

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Sci. Note: "Comparison between 15 Carapus mourlani in a single holothurian and 19 C. mourlani from starfish" .

Copeia (3), 582-584

(Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Res. Note: "Loss of bioluminescence in Anomalops katoptron due to starvation" .

Experientia 32: 1175-1176

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Sound production by the Western rock lobster Panulirus longipes " .

J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 23: 191-210

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Penrose JD)


  • Res. Report: "A tri-directional microvillus orientation in the monocellular distal rhabdom of a nocturnal beetle" .

Cytobiol. 13: 476-481

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Fleischfressende Mikropilze - mit Fussangeln und Leim auf Beutefang" .

Mikrokosmos 65: 54-56

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Some observations on spawning and fecundity in the luminescent fish Photoblepharon palpebratus " .

Mar. Biol. 37: 325-328

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Brief Review: "Das Phänomen der Biolumineszenz: Womit und warum Tiere leuchten" .

Selecta 18: 972-974

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Chapter in Book: "Bei australischen Ureinwohnern" .

In: Ensslin 'Jugendkalender', pp. 163-174

(Meyer-Rochow VB)




  • Photo Report: "Schweinefest im neuguineischen Hochland" .

Kurz & Gut 9: 39-41

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Australische Ureinwohner heute" .

Deutsche Apotheker Ztg. 115: 714-716

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Comment: "Can insects help to ease the problem of world food shortage?" .

Search 6: 261-262

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Larval and adult eye of the Western rock lobster Panulirus longipes " .

Cell Tissue Res. 162: 439-457

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Short article: "Axonal wiring and polarization sensitivity in eye of the rock lobster" .

Nature 254: 522-524

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "2. Local taxonomy and terminology for some terrestrial arthropods in five different ethnic groups of Papua New Guinea and Central Australia" .

J. Roy. Soc. W. Austr. 58: 15-30

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "The eye of Anoplognathus (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae)" .

Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 188: 1-30

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Horridge GA)


  • Chapter in Book: "The dioptric system in beetle compound eyes". Pp 299-313 .

In: The compound eye (ed. GA Horridge), Oxford University Press

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Chapter in Book: "Two calculations on optically non-homogeneous lenses in the dioptric apparatus of the insect compound eye". Pp 314-320 .

In: The compound eye (ed. GA Horridge), Oxford University Press

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Meggitt S)



  • Article: "Fine structural changes in dark-light adaptation in relation to unit studies of an insect compound eye with a crustacean-like rhabdom" .

J. Insect Physiol. 20: 573-589

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Structure and function of the larval eye of the sawfly Perga sp. (Pergidae, Hymenoptera)" .

J. Insect Physiol. 20: 1565-1591

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Leptocephali and other transparent fish larvae from the South-eastern Atlantic Ocean" .

Zool. Anzeiger 192: 240-251

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Review: "Das Leben der Trobriand-Insulaner" .

Selecta 16: 57-60, 132-136, 214-218, 295-299

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Short Comm.: "Sound and sound emission apparatus in puerulus and postpuerulus of the western rock lobster Panulirus longipes " .

J. Exp. Zool. 189: 283-289

(Meyer-Rochow VB, Penrose JD)


  • Letter to the Editor: "Wie schädlich sind Kuechenschaben?" .

Selecta 16: 4114-4116

(Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Abstract: "Behaviour and structure of larval sense organs in a deep-sea fish ( Cataetyx memorabilis )" .

F.A.O. Fisheries Circular Nr 317 Int. Symp. Early Life History of Fish

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Obituary: "Porträt: Amalie Dietrich" .

Selecta 15: 1174

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Note: "Ernährung - Insekten gefällig?" .

Selecta 15: 1396

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Report: "Bei Menschenfressern zu Besuch" .

Selecta 15: 3415-3419 (Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Edible insects in three different ethnic groups of Papua and New Guinea" .

Amer. J. Clin. Nutr. 26: 673-677

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "The dioptric system of the eye of Cybister" .

Proc. Roy. Soc. London B 183: 159-179




  • Sci. Note: "Beobachtungen an der Meeresküstenspinne Desidiopsis racovitzai Fage 1909 auf Rab (Adria)" .

Biol. Vestnik 20: 79-80

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "A scanning electron microscope study of marine fish larvae" .

Journal de Microscopie 13: 169-172

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Pelagic sciaenid eggs and early larval stages from off Lüderitz Bay" .

Vie et Milieu 23 A: 11-19

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Review: "Eskimos - Geschichte und Umwelt" .

Selecta 14: 864-866, 957-960, 1053-1056, 1162-1166, 1240-1244

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Sci. Note: "A note on some parasites of Merluccius capensis (Pisces) and their zoogeographical significance" .

Afr. J. Trop. Hydrobiol. Fish. 2: 82-84

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Kommunikation bei koloniebildenden Blattwespen- und Käferlarven" .

Z. Tierpsychol. 30: 451-455

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "The larval eye of the deep-sea fish Cataetyx memorabilis (Teleostei; Ophidiidae)" .

Z. Morph. Tiere 72: 331-340

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "The lateral line organ of the larvae of the deep-sea fish Cataetyx memorabilis , Ophidiidae: an SEM and light microscopic study" .

Marine Biol. 12: 272-276

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "'Nashi' - die Apfelbirne (Pyrus serotina Rehder)" .

Mitt. Obstbauversuchsanst. Jork 26: 496-501

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Brief Review: "Eine interessante Spinne unser Heimat: die Wasserspinne" .

Bunte Tierwelt 8: A1-A2

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "An intracellular microsporidian parasite from the compound eye of Creophilus erythrocephalus (Staphylinidae: Coleoptera)" .

Z. Parasitenkde. 38: 174-182

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "The eyes of Creophilus erythrocephalus and Sartallus signatus - a light-, interference-, scanning electron-, and transmission electron microscope study" .

Z. Zellforschg. 133: 59-85

(Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Short Article: "Endemische Tiefseeorganismen vor Südafrikas Küste" .

Namib & Meer 2: 59-63

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "A crustacean-like organization of insect rhabdoms" .

Cytobiol. 4: 241-249 (Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Brief Review: "Ein Fisch der keiner ist: der Tintenfisch" .

Bunte Tierwelt 7: 86-87

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Brief Review: "Fleischfressende Pflanzen" .

Selecta 13: 841-844 (Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Fixierung von Insektenaugen mit Hilfe eines Netzmittels - das Dorsalauge von Atalophlebia costalis " .

Mikrokosmos 60: 348-352

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Observations on stridulating Australian beetles (Hydrophilidae, Cerambycidae, Passalidae, Dynastinae) using scanning electron microscopical and electrophysiological techniques" .

Forma et Functio 4: 362-339

(Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Article: " Cataetyx memorabilis n. sp., ein neuer Tiefsee-Ophidiidae aus dem südöstlichen Atlantik" .

Abh. Verh. Naturwiss. Ver. Hambg. NF 14: 37-53

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: " Pemphigus spirothecae - Erzeugerin der Spirallockengalle" .

Math. Naturwiss. Unterr. 23: 292-292

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Neuseeländisches Obst auf europäischen Markten - die Kiwi Frucht" .

Praxis d. Naturwiss. 10: 141-148

(Ruppolt W, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Letter to Editor: "Zum Thema Schulzoo" .

Zool. Zen. Anz. 66: 382 (Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Article: "Chimaeren - seltsame Fische der Ozeantiefen" .

Natur u. Museum 99: 163-167

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Short Article: "Die Entwicklung eines Seefisches - Eier und Larven des suedafrikanischen Kabeljaus" .

Mikrokosmos 58: 51-53

Sci. Note: "Parasit oder Symbiont? -Der Borstenwurm Chaetogaster limnaei , ein Bewohner der Tellerschnecke" .

Mikrokosmos 58: 210-212 (Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Short Article: "Beobachtungen an Tellerschnecken" .

Aquaria 16: 67-72

(Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Article: "Mikroskopie auf Hoher See - Seefischeier im Lebendpräparat" .

Mikrokosmos 57: 265-268

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Kaulquappen und ihre Zähne" .

Natur u. Museum 98: 385-390

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Note: "Beitrag zur Geschlechtsumwandlung" .

Aquaria 15: 135-136 (Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Short Article: "Rana grayi - Souvenir aus Napoleon's Garten" .

D. Aqua. Terr. Z. 21: 229-235

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: "Coffein-Darstellung als Schulversuch" .

Praxis d. Naturwiss. 18: 157-160

(Meyer-Rochow VB)



  • Article 1967 : "Fische auf See" .

D. Aqua. Terr. Z. 20: 348-350

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article 1965 : "Haltung und Zucht des Axolotl, Siredon mexicanum " .

D. Aqua. Terr. Z. 18: 215-218

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article 1965 : "Erfahrungen mit Landaxolotln" .

D. Aqua. Terr. Z. 18: 375-377

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article: 1964 "Die Entwicklung von Wagtailhelleris" .

Praxis d. Naturwiss. 13: 47-49

(Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article 1963 : "Axolotl-Metamorphose" .

Math. Naturwiss.Unterr. 16: 88-89

(Ruppolt W, Meyer-Rochow VB)


  • Article 1962 : "Vom Ei zur Axolotllarve" .

Mikrokosmos 51, 313-315

(Ruppolt W, Meyer-Rochow VB)



Prof. Dr. Dr. Victor Benno Meyer- Rochow  


University of Oulu

Department of Ecology & Genetics
FIN-90401 Oulu , Finland

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