*Master of Science, Carolina Orta-Salazar, a student in the interdisciplinary graduate program in environmental sciences at the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, submitted 725 specimens from 177 species of butterflies.
November 7, 2021 by wording
On October 29 this year, Carolina Orta Salazar, a student in the interdisciplinary graduate program in environmental sciences at the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, handed over 725 specimens of 177 species of butterflies to the zoology collection of the Desert Area Research Institute.
It should be noted that this collection is part of a doctoral thesis, done by teacher Orta Salazar, which was developed in the Sierra Abra Tanchiba Biosphere Reserve, which is located north of Ciudad Valles, San Luis Potosi. This group required a year of work.
The fieldwork by teacher Carolina Orta was carried out from August 2019 to November 2021, with the help of undergraduates and alumni, as well as friends and teachers, but above all, community guides and ejidatarios accredited by Abra Tanchipa, as well as financial support from the Reserve Biosphere, managed to collect butterflies.
Instructor Carolina Orta highlighted that through this work she proposed an in-depth study of the species present in the reserve, with two purposes, “one to increase knowledge of the biodiversity of the site, and on the other hand, to see how some of the more abundant species with conditions of easy access can be used as a stockpile.” Breed so that they can have a productive enterprise.”
The preparation, compilation, definition and classification have been reviewed by a specialist in the Faculty of Sciences of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Master of Science, Moisés Armando Luis M. The collection is digital and will soon be available to the public through the Institute’s website.
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