Julian David Alzate Cano

Julian David Alzate Cano
University of Antioquia | UdeA · Instituto de Biología

Bachelor of Science - Student


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Citations since 2016
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Biology student interested in moths, orchids, palm trees and scorpions, with special emphasis in its biogeography, taxonomy and evolution.


Publications (3)
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We report here the rediscovery of Tipulodes annae Przybyłowicz, 2003 (Erebidae, Arctiinae), which was originally collected in 1924 and has been unseen and not collected in 84 years, until 2008. We also report this species' first record in Panama and additional localities in Colombia using citizen science platforms. This data is useful information f...
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Una herramienta útil para la identificación rápida de la mayoría de especies de la familia Sematuridae para Colombia.


Questions (2)
I have begun to pay attention to posts claiming the "rediscovery of certain species", and have even strayed into that topic without a thorough discussion of the implications of those claims.
Also, when you go through the literature, there is no agreement on the time frame to claim that you have rediscovered some taxa.
I know that this could be very subjective, for example, in some papers it is claimed to have rediscovered taxa after between 3 and 300 years without records.
Could we define a line to say that we have rediscovered a taxon or that it is just a new record of the species, or else, they would put them in the same basket?
Using neotropical insects as an example, would you welcome someone publishing the "rediscovery" of hundreds of species in the same paper just to denote that they are not yet extinct?
An interesting paper that abords the question:
Article The World's Rediscovered Species: Back from the Brink?
Hello, in nocturnal searches with light traps I have repeatedly observed this moth, and although we assume it is a Hylesia ebalus, it seems quite strange, so we request the help of experts
View in the north of the central mountain range of the Colombian Andes, at the confluence with the choco-magdalena bioregion, 1700 ASL



Projects (2)
We aim to improve general knowledge and enhance visibility and appreciation for Colombian moth fauna, gathering data on endemic and representative species, and sharing the scientific knowledge with info-posters that can be used as educational material. Nuestro objetivo es ampliar el conocimiento general y aumentar la visibilidad y el aprecio por la fauna de polillas colombiana, recopilando datos sobre especies endémicas y representativas, y compartiendo el conocimiento científico con afiches informativos que pueden utilizarse como material educativo.
El objetivo es reunir la mayor información taxonómica y ecologica de los Lepidópteros no papilionoideos del Departamento de Antioquia, Colombia The goal of this project is to find the largest amount of taxonomic and ecological information of the non Papilionoidea Lepidoptera presents in the department of Antioquia, Colombia