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First upload of photos on the biodiversity associated with the Tagua palm tree

First upload!
These photos were taken by Santiago Xavier Palacios Uquillas as part of a research project on the diversity of floral visitors to Phytelephase aequatorialis, supervised by Rommel Montúfar, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE www.puce.edu.ec).

Note the species diversity in Staphylinid and Curculionid families !

Posted on April 29, 2020 13:57 by thomasauffray thomasauffray | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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Biodiversity associated with the Tagua palm, Phytelephas aequatorialis, is largely unknown. This palm is a key species in the natural tropical forests of the Ecuadorian Andes, and has economic and social interests through the harvesting and trade of fruits by small farming communities. Deforestation and climate change threaten the sustainability of the socio-ecological system around ...more ↓

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