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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.

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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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