Fundación ProAves – por la conservación en el país de las aves

A new butterfly species for science

28 October, 2016


Portada edición 24 C.Colombiana

Fundación ProAves has published  selected papers from the 24th volume of its scientific journal “Conservación Colombiana”. 

The annual Colombian checklist increased to 1,937 species.

This edition includes a scientific paper about a new butterfly species for science is described and its name is dedicated to the peace process (Magneuptychia pax). This remarkable ringlet butterfly is found in the western Amazonian region of Colombia and similar habitats of neighbouring countries Ecuador and Peru. In Colombia it flies in one of the regions worst affected by the conflict and currently most impacted by deforestation, habitat loss and, without doubt, species extinctions. 

The discovery of previously unknown species in threatened habitats draws attention to the need to protect them. This is one of the probably hundreds of species occurring in Colombia that remain unknown to science.

Cover and Contents. Download here

Editorial – peace and conservation Download here

A remarkable new butterfly species from western Amazonia (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) Download here

Revision of the status of bird species occurring or reported in Colombia 2016 and assessment of BirdLife International’s new parrot taxonomy Download here

Pelagic surveys in the Colombian Caribbean reveal changes in marine bird distribution patterns during the migration period Download here

Complete Edition Download here