“Butterflies of Honduras”
Honduras, located in northern Central America, has gaping holes in basic knowledge of many aspects of its biodiversity. This includes its butterfly fauna. Since 2016 Robert Gallardo and Olivia Diaz have been surveying butterflies across much of the Honduran landscape with the goal of producing a butterfly guide. Within the first fourteen months they discovered three undescribed species, and to date have recorded more than three-hundred country records. Their property alone, Emerald Valley, harbors an amazing 704 species and there, they hold an annual butterfly festival. During this seminar we will explore this little known, but rich country, and the work they have been carrying out.