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I have always been drawn to small organisms that seem insignificant at first glance, but turn out to be complex and interesting when viewed up close. I am a Biologist, with a Master's and Doctorate in Entomology, I currently work as a professor and researcher at the University of Azuay in Cuenca-Ecuador, here I direct several projects on systematics, evolution and biogeography of insects in the neotropics.
"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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