• Question: Hi! What have you found out about the beetles already? What are you aiming to find out in your fieldwork?

    Asked by elle letters to Alfonsina on 1 Jul 2020.
    • Photo: Alfonsina Arriaga Jimenez

      Alfonsina Arriaga Jimenez answered on 1 Jul 2020:

      Hi Elle, thanks for your question. I used to work in high mountains in Mexico, and I found that they are very specialist to this elevation and cold habitat, we discover a couple of new species and that mountains act like islands, we call them sky islands, surrounded by an “ocean” of land but with different habitats. Now I work in Australia, and I will work in forests in different elevations, I hope to find differences in which beetle inhabits where and why.