Central America


Ishwari G. Gutiérrez-Carranza

Ishwari is a BSc student at Instituto de Biología (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), currently studying intraspecific variation among Photinus fireflies, which he is assessing with geometric morphometric tools. He is also a member of the Biodiversity, Systematics, Biogeography and Conservation of Lampyridae in Mexico and Central America project.

email: ishwariggc[at]gmail.com | Orcid | ResearchGate



Tania lópez-palafox

Tania is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Evolutionary Biology at Instituto de Ecología (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). She studied antipredatory strategies of Lycaenid butterflies as part of her masters research. Her Ph.D. research is on the biology, mating behavior, conservation ecology and landscape genetics of Macrolampis palaciosi.

email: tnpalafox[at]gmail.com


Santiago Zaragoza-Caballero

Dr. Zaragoza is the Curator of Coleoptera at the Colección Nacional de Insectos-IBUNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). He is interested in the biodiversity, systematics, biogeography and conservation of Cantharoidea in México and Central America. He is also a founding member of the LINBOS project (Insects of the Tropical Dry Forest in México), and has described nearly 220 insect species (85 of them Lampyridae).

Zaragoza-Caballero Lab | ResearchGate