Annotated list of beetles (Insecta, Coleoptera) in an urban area of the Eastern Andes of Colombia

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We present the first list of beetle species from an urban area in the northeast Andes of Colombia, based on a review of specimens deposited in the insect collection of the "Luis Gonzalo Andrade" Natural History Museum of the Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia (UPTC) and from sporadic collections from various points around the city of Tunja, Boyacá. We recorded 34 species, 30 genera, 17 subfamilies, and 12 families of beetles. Of these, 10 new records for the department of Boyacá and two new species records for Colombia are reported. In addition, the type of urban habitat in which the individuals of 24 species collected is described : 11 species in gray areas (roads, sidewalks, houses, buildings) and 8 in green areas (parks, pastures, plantations). Our results form a baseline for further studies on biodiversity in urban ecosystems in the eastern Andes of Colombia.

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Martínez D C, Castaño I T (2020): Annotated list of beetles (Insecta, Coleoptera) in an urban area of the Eastern Andes of Colombia. v1.0. Check List. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.pensoft.net/resource?r=urbanbeetlesoftheeasternandesofcolombia&v=1.0

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Keywords

Occurrence; distribution; diversity; insects; new records; urban; Andes; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

David Camilo Martínez
Investigator Biologist
Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia Avenida Central del Norte 39-115 050002 Tunja Boyacá CO 3212211024
Irina Tatiana Castaño
Associate professor
U.P.T.C. Avenida Central del Norte 39-115 050002 Tunja Boyacá CO 87405626

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David Camilo Martínez
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Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia Avenida Central del Norte 39-115 050002 Tunja Boyacá CO 874056262434

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David Camilo Martínez
Investigator Biologist
Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia Avenida Central del Norte 39-115 050002 Tunja Boyacá CO 87405626

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David Camilo Martínez
Investigator Biologist
Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia Avenida Central del Norte 39-115 050002 Tunja Boyacá CO 874056262434

Geographic Coverage

The municipality of Tunja is located in the department of Boyacá (Colombia) north of the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes, with an average altitude of 2775 m a.s.l. and an area of 121.4 km2

Bounding Coordinates South West [5.493, -73.393], North East [5.6, -73.326]

Taxonomic Coverage

We recorded 34 species, 30 genera, 17 subfamilies, and 12 families of beetles

Species  Amphideritus setosus,  Amphideritus steinheili,  Amphideritus vilis,  Amyipunga moritzii,  Ancognatha scarabaeoides,  Ancognatha ustulata,  Calligrapha percheroni,  Conoderus semimarginatus,  Cycloneda sanguinea,  Daiphron multicostatum,  Deretrachys juvencus,  Eriopis punicola,  Eurysthea cribripennis,  Golofa eacus,  Harmonia axyridis,  Heterogomphus dilaticolis,  Heterogomphus schoenherri,  Hister cavifrons,  Hoplopyga liturata,  Lasiocala lucens,  Leschenius vulcanorum,  Manopus biguttatus,  Mimographus amandus,  Nealcidion lineatum,  Neda aequatoriana,  Onthophagus curvicornis,  Oxelytrum discicolle,  Paulosawaya ursina,  Pseudophengodes roulini,  Pteroplatus gracilis,  Rhysium guttiferum,  Sitophilus oryzae,  Tropisternus lateralis,  Uroxys coarctatus

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2006-03-30 / 2019-12-31

Project Data

Se espera poder aportar al conocimiento de la biodiversidad urbana con el estudio de los escarabajos en la ciudad de Tunja. Además, se espera poder sentar una base para futuros estudios de ecología de insectos en areas urbanas

Title Aproximación a la Coleopterofauna Urbana de la Ciudad de Tunja (Boyacá, Colombia)
Identifier UPTC SGI: 2588
Funding Vicerrectoría de Investigación y Extensión (VIE), Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia
Study Area Description El municipio de Tunja se ubica en el departamento de Boyacá (Colombia) al norte de la Cordillera Oriental de los Andes (05 ° 32'07 "N, 73 ° 22'04" W), con una altitud promedio de 2775 m s.n.m. (Venegas 2019) y una superficie de 121,4 km2
Design Description Seguimos dos pasos para la recolección de la información: 1. Revisamos los especímenes depositados en la Colección de Insectos del Museo de Historia Natural "Luis Gonzalo Andrade" de la Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia (UPTC). 2. Entre los años 2016-2019, recolectamos escarabajos mediante recolección manual dentro del área urbana de Tunja (encuentros esporádicos, muestra no sistemática), particularmente en áreas verdes como parques, Eucalyptus L'Hér. plantaciones y pastizales, y en aceras, viviendas y edificios (áreas grises). Las cobranzas se realizaron bajo el marco de cobranza permitido por la Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia (Resolución 724 de 2014), otorgado por la Autoridad Nacional de Licencias Ambientales - ANLA de Colombia. Los ejemplares recolectados se encuentran depositados en la Colección de Insectos del Museo de Historia Natural "Luis Gonzalo Andrade". La información sobre el hábitat donde se encontró cada ejemplar se obtuvo de la recolección manual y la información de las etiquetas de los ejemplares de la colección. La información sobre el hábitat se categorizó en tipos: áreas verdes (parques, pastos, plantaciones) y áreas grises (caminos, aceras, casas, edificios).

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
David Camilo Martínez
Principal Investigator
Irina Tatiana Morales Castaño

Sampling Methods

Se revisan ejemplares depositados en la colección de insectos del Museo de Historia Natural "Luis Gonzalo Andrade" de la Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia (UPTC) y de colecciones esporádicas de varios puntos de la ciudad de Tunja, Boyacá.

Study Extent The municipality of Tunja is located in the department of Boyacá (Colombia) north of the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes (05°32'07"N, 73°22'04"W), with an average altitude of 2775 m a.s.l. and an area of 121.4 km2. The mean annual precipitation is 645 mm and the mean annual temperature is 12.9 °C (Venegas 2019). The urban part of the municipality has an area of 17.15 km2, which represents 14% of the total municipality (López 2019). Most of the buildings are located on the high slopes and are predominantly of colonial architecture, mainly in the center of the city. For green areas, the city has 88 urban parks, mostly with spaces smaller than 1000 m2, representing 0.2 km2 of the total area of the city (<1%). Within the urban area, 10 forest areas exist with a high dominance of introduced tree species such as Eucalyptus globulus Labill., Pinus radiata D.Don, Pinus patula Schltdl. & Cham., Araucaria angustifolia (Bertol.) Kuntze, Acacia decurrens Willd., Acacia melanoxylon R.Br., Cupressus lusitanica Carrière and Araucaria heterophylla (Salisb.) Franco.
Quality Control We determined the species and confirmed new records with the support of specialists for each family and by means of keys to family and genera (taxonomic revisions) and original descriptions of the species

Method step description:

  1. We followed two steps for collecting the information: 1. We reviewed the specimens deposited in the Insect Collection of the "Luis Gonzalo Andrade" Natural History Museum of the Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia (UPTC). 2. Between the years 2016-2019, we collected beetles through hand collecting within the urban area of Tunja (sporadic encounters, not systematic sample), particularly in green areas such as parks, Eucalyptus L'Hér. plantations, and grasslands, and on sidewalks, homes and buildings (gray areas). Collections were made under the collection framework permitted by the Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia (Resolution 724 of 2014), granted by the National Environmental Licensing Authority - ANLA of Colombia. The collected specimens are deposited in the Insect Collection of the "Luis Gonzalo Andrade" Museum of Natural History. The information on the habitat where each specimen was found it was obtained from hand collecting and information from the labels of the specimens of the collection . The information on the habitat was categorized into types: green areas (parks, pastures, plantations) and gray areas (roads, sidewalks, houses, buildings).

Collection Data

Collection Name Museo de Historia Natural "Luis Gonzalo Andrade"
Collection Identifier National Registry of Biological Collections of Colombia: 75
Parent Collection Identifier UPTC-MHN
Specimen preservation methods Pinned,  Alcohol
Curatorial Units Count 66 +/- 0 muestras

Additional Metadata

Purpose Our objective was to provide information on the species richness and composition of beetle species (Insecta: Coleoptera) from the urban part of the municipality of Tunja in the Eastern Andes of Colombia. Furthermore, we hope to lay a foundation for future studies of insect ecology in urban areas.
Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.pensoft.net/resource?r=urbanbeetlesoftheeasternandesofcolombia