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    In 2001, I began my studies in biology at the University of Azuay in Cuenca. Then in 2005 I got a scholarship to travel to Panama for three months to work as a field assistant studying dragonflies at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. During 2008, I discovered and described a new subspecies of Ithomiinae butterfly, Hyposcada illinissa tundayme , Padrón, 2008. In the same year I was admitted to the Master of Science program at the University of Florida, for which I received a Fulbright Scholarship. My research focused on the taxonomy and biogeography of the genus Altopedaliodes. In 2010 I completed the Master's program. In 2011 I started the doctoral program studying the systematics, biogeography and evolution of the genus Catasticta , this is one of the most diverse and complex in the Neotropics, for this I obtained several scholarships, Senescyt, Florida Museum of Natural History and one of the most prestigious scholarships in the United States,  the Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). In December 2014 I graduated as a PhD in Entomology after this I returned to Ecuador to continue working with insects. I currently work as a professor and researcher at the University of Azuay in Cuenca-Ecuador, here I teach Entomology, Invertebrate Zoology and Biogeography .

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" This Andean butterfly is named after our friend Sebastián Padrón in recognition of his passion in studying Andean butterflies and for his family's warm hospitality in Cuenca, Ecuador ".

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