JESÚS OROZCO PhD
Lecturer/Senior Researcher
Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University
Usambara Mountains
Box 370, Lushoto
TANZANIA
 

I am an entomologist working on insect systematics and biodiversity. I currently live in the Usambara Mountains in Tanzania, one of the most diverse places on earth.

My research is focused particularly in the Coleoptera (beetles). In general, it involves studying phylogenetic relationships using morphological and molecular data, solving taxonomic problems, and studying character evolution in both adult and immature stages. I also have a strong interest in ecology and natural history and in supporting the creation of sound conservation plans based on reliable biodiversity information.

So far, I have concentrated my efforts in the Cetoniinae, a group of scarab beetles of around 4,000 species distributed worldwide.

Potential students and collaborators can contact me at cucarron1@gmail.com

All my works and my CV Espanol English can be downloaded from this page.



PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Monographs
Orozco, J. 2012. Monographic revision of the American genus Euphoria Burmeister, 1842 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae. The Coleopterists Society Monographs 11: 1-182. 45.4 MB. Smaller file [7.64 MB (from BioOne) shows dull colors] 

Book Chapters
Orozco, J. 2012. Escarabajos cetoninos de Guatemala. In: Cano, E.B. and J. Schuster. (Eds). Biodiversidad de Guatemala II. Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. Pp 181-191. 5.71 MB

Journal Articles
Moore, D. & J. Orozco. 2014. Cetoniinae (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) diversity of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda and surrounding areas. Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews 7: 81-91 0.34 MB

Puker, A., C. S. Rosa, J. Orozco, R. R. C. Solar & R. M. Feitosa. 2014. Insights on the association of American Cetoniinae beetles with ants. Entomological Science. Early view .

Puker, A., E. Ad’Vincula, V. Korasaki, F. N. F Ferreira & J. Orozco. 2014. Biodiversity of Cetoniinae beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in introduced and native habitats in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Entomological Science 17: 309-315. 0.45 MB

Perissinotto, R & J. Orozco. 2013. Eudicella trimeni Janson, 1884 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae): Description of larva with notes on conservation status, biology and taxonomy. African Invertebrates 54: 417-426. 2.97 MB

Orozco, J. & T. K. Philips. 2012. Pachnoda marginata (Drury) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae) developing in bat guano in a West African Cave. The Coleopterists Bulletin 66: 378-379. 0.48 MB

Mudge, A., J. Orozco, K. Philips & P. Antoine. 2012. The Cetoniine fauna of the Upper Guinean forests and Savannas of Ghana. Terrestrial Arthropod Review 5: 1-62. 1.90 MB

Orozco, J. & T.K. Philips. 2010. Phylogenetic analysis of the American genus Euphoria and related groups based on morphological characters of adults (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Cetoniini). Insect Systematics and Evolution 41:39-54. 1.34 MB

Ratcliffe, B.C., & Orozco, J. 2009. A review of the biology of Pericoptus truncatus (Fabr.) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Pentodontini) from New Zealand and a revised description of the third instar. The Coleopterists Bulletin 63: 445-451. 0.73 MB

Neita, J.C., & Orozco, J. 2009. Larval and pupal descriptions for the genera Podischnus and Heterogomphus (Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Oryctini). Zootaxa 2168: 34-44. 2.64 MB

Orozco, J. 2009. A new generic and new specific synonym in the genus Euphoria Burmeister (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Cetoniini). Insecta Mundi 65: 1-4. 1.30 MB

Orozco, J. & M. Perez. 2008. Escarabajos coprofagos del Area Natural Unica Los Estoraques. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 52: 36-40. 0.22 MB

Neita, J. C., J. Orozco, & B.C. Ratcliffe. 2006. Escarabajos (Scarabaeidae: Pleurosticti) de la selva baja del bosque pluvial tropical “BP-T”, Chocó, Colombia. Acta Zoológica Mexicana 22: 1-32. 0.32 MB

Orozco, J. & L. C. Pardo-Locarno. 2004. Description of the immature stages of three species of American Cetoniinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae). Zootaxa 769: 1-14. 1.49 MB


OTHER PUBLICATIONS
Electronic publications
Orozco, J. Tribe Gymnetini. In: Guide to the genera of New World pleurosticti scarab beetles. University of Nebraska.

Published abstracts
Orozco, J. & J. Neita. 2005. Cetoniinae and Rutelinae Beetles from Colombia. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting abstracts.
 

Education and training

Postdoctoral researcher in molecular phylogenetics and phylogeography. 2011-2013. Rhodes University, South Africa.

PhD in Entomology. 2007-2011. University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA.

MSc in Biology. 2005-2007. Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, USA.

BSc in Biology. Major in Entomology. 1998-2005. Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia.

Field Expeditions

2013-Present Tanzania
2011-2013 South Africa
2010 Mexico
2010 Guatemala
2010 El Salvador
2010 Honduras
2010 Nicaragua
2009 Guatemala
2008 Belize
2007 Colombia
2006 Bolivia
2006 Ghana
2005-2011 USA
1980-2005 Colombia
Since December 12 2001
Last update November 02 2013