Presentation Title

Mariposas de Peru

Major

Environmental Science

Anticipated Graduation Year

2021

Access Type

Open Access

Abstract

Butterfly and moth (Order Lepidoptera) diversity is used as a bioindicator of ecosystem health. Peru is home to the highest recorded number of butterfly species in the world, currently numbering 3,500 with 7,500 Neotropical species. The high species richness of Lepidoptera in the rainforest surrounding Inkaterra Field Guide Station indicates high biological diversity. Using Inkaterra field guides and iNaturalist, a citizen science tool used to identify fauna and flora, images of butterflies and moths taken in the Amazon region of Madre de Dios, specifically near Inkaterra, were identified and compiled into a list of species.

Community Partners

The Inkaterra Association

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Stephen Mitten, S.J.

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Mariposas de Peru

Butterfly and moth (Order Lepidoptera) diversity is used as a bioindicator of ecosystem health. Peru is home to the highest recorded number of butterfly species in the world, currently numbering 3,500 with 7,500 Neotropical species. The high species richness of Lepidoptera in the rainforest surrounding Inkaterra Field Guide Station indicates high biological diversity. Using Inkaterra field guides and iNaturalist, a citizen science tool used to identify fauna and flora, images of butterflies and moths taken in the Amazon region of Madre de Dios, specifically near Inkaterra, were identified and compiled into a list of species.