Back in 2003 when I was doing my undergraduate, I spammed contacted all the insect taxonomists I could find and asked them if they would be willing to provide identifications on material from Colombia. One hundred and ten people answered my call. Their names, group of expertise, and contact information, as ten years ago, are listed below.

Odonota

           ENRIQUE GONZALEZ SORIANO (Mexico) esoriano@ibunam.ibiologia.unam.mx, libelula1mx@yahoo.com, esoriano@ibunam.ibiologia.unam.mx  
           NICK DONELLY (USA) tdonnel@binghamton.edu  
           JHON ABBOT (USA) jcabbott@mail.utexas.edu

Mantodea 

           JULIO RIVERA (Peru)  19960081@lamolina.edu.pe

Phasmida

           PAUL BROCK (England)  Paul@pbrock40.fsnet.co.uk  

Isoptera

           YVES ROISIN (Belgium) yroisin@ulb.ac.be  

Plecoptera

           STEFANO FENOGLIO (Italy) s.fenoglio@isiline.it

Phtiraptera

           RICARDO PALMA (New Zealand) ricardop@tepapa.govt.nz http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/our_resources/Bugs/collection_bugs.html

Hemiptera

           DANIEL PECK (Colombia) Cercopoidea d.peck@cgiar.org
           FREDERIC CHEROT (Belgium) Miridae Fcherot@ulb.ac.be
           JOE EGER (USA) Pentatomoidea jeeger@dowagro.com
           DAVID A. RIDER Pentatomoidea David.Rider@ndsu.nodak.edu
           HARRY BRAILOVSKY (Mexico) Coreidae and Largidae coreidae@servidor.unam.mx
           PIETER VAN DOESBURG (Holland) Pentatomidea, Gen. Edessa phvdoes@hetnet.nl
           JITKA VILIMOVA Pentatomidae vilim@natur.cuni.cz
           ERNST HEISS Aradidae e.heiss@tyrol.at
           GEERT GOEMANS (Belgium) Fulgoridae geert.goemans@lin.vlaanderen.be ggoemans@gmail.com
           PAUL FREYTAG Cicadellidae pfreytag@ix.netcom.com
           DIEGO LEONARDO CARPINTERO (Argentina) Dipsocoromorpha, Enicocephalomorpha and Cimicomorpha dcarpint@museo.fcnym.unlp.edu.ar
           MANUEL BAENA (Spain) Reduviidae jsusin@chopo.pntic.mec.es
           JEAN-MICHEL BERENGER (France) Reduviidae jmberenger@wanadoo.fr
           VINTON THOMPSON (USA) Cercopoidea vthompso@acfsysv.roosevelt.edu vthompso@roosevelt.edu

Coleoptera

           JOSE LUIS NAVARRETE-HEREDIA (Mexico) Staphylinidae, Silphidae, y other fungi related coleopterans.  glenusmx@yahoo.com.mx  snavarre@maiz.cucba.udg.mx
           ERIC VAN DEN BERGHE (Nicaragua) Cicindelidae and Carabidae, Gen. Calosoma ericvdb@avemaria.edu.ni tomeric@ibw.com.ni
           TERRY L. ERWIN (USA) Carabidae mnhen045@sivm.si.edu erwin.terry@nmnh.si.edu
           MIKAEL SÖRENSSON (Sweden) Ptilidae Mikael.Sorensson@zool.lu.se
           GERARDO ARRIAGADA (Chile) Histeridae and Saprininae gerardoarriagada@terra.cl
           PAUL SCHOOLMEESTERS (Belgium) Dung beetles schoolp@online.be http://users.online.be/~schoolp/index.html http://www.coleoptera.org./p735.htm
           DAVID EDMONDS (USA) Scarabaeinae especially phanaeines wdedmonds@csupomona.edu
           ENRICO BARBERO (Italy) Trogidae and Geotrupidae Bolboceratinae barbero@dba.unito.it
           PEDRO GNASPINI (Brasil) Cholevidae (=Leiodidae Cholevinae) gnaspini@ib.usp.br http://www.ib.usp.br/~gnaspini
           MANUEL DIÉGUEZ M. (Chile) Trogidae disal_gerencia@disal.cl
           CHUCK BELLAMY (USA) Buprestidae cbellamy@nhm.org bellamy@nfi.org.za
           WOLFGANG RUCKER (Germany) Latridiidae coleoptera@ruecker-latridiidae.de info@latridiidae.de http://www.latridiidae.de
           ALISTAIR S. RAMSDALE (USA) Cantharoidea/ Malacodermata especially Cantharidae, Lycidae, Phengodidae and Lampyridae ramsdale@entomology.wisc.edu
           ANDREAS HERRMANN (Germany) Dermestidae herrmann@coleopterologie.de http://www.dermestidae.com
           GIANFRANCO CURLETTI (Italy) Buprestidae, only Gen. Agrilus musnat@comune.carmagnola.to.it giancurletti@tiscalinet.it http://www.storianaturale.org
           THIERRY NEEF DE SAINVAL (Belgium) Buprestidae sainval@skynet.be
           PAUL J. JOHNSON (U.S.A) Elateroidea and Byrrhidae elater@BROOKINGS.NET paul_johnson@sdstate.edu
           VRATISLAV RICHARD EUGENE MARIA JOHN BAPTIST (Australia) Tenebrionidae incl Lagriidae, Alleculidae y Zopheridae ricardo@ans.com.au http://www.coleoptera.org
           DONALD WINDSOR (USA) Chrysomelidae, esp. Chrysomelinae, Cassidinae, Hispinae. WINDSORD@tivoli.si.edu
           JEFFREY P. HUETHER (USA) Meloidae jhmeloid@hotmail.com
           JOHN KINGSOLVER Bruchidae bruchid@aol.com
           UBIRAJARA R.MARTINS (Brasil) Cerambycidae quiqui97@uol.com.br
           MIGUEL MONNE (Brasil) Cerambycidae monne@uol.com.br
           DAVID FURTH (USA) Chrysomelidae, Alticinae only at genus level Furth.David@NMNH.SI.EDU
           LECH BOROWIEC (Poland) Chrysomelidae, Cassidinae cassidae@biol.uni.wroc.pl www.biol.uni.wroc.pl/cassidae
           ROBERTO MIGNANI (Italy) Bolboceratidae, Dynastidae Dynastinae and Cerambycidae Prioninae. mignani@fis.uniroma3.it
           FRANCK DUHALDEBORDE (France) franckduhal@oreka.com franckduhal@infonie.fr
           DMITRY TELNOV (Letonia) Anthicidae yTrictenotomidae telnov@parks.lv http://www.lubi.edu.lv/les/main.htm http://www.zin.ru/Animalia/Coleoptera/rus/telnov.htm
           JOSE RICARDO M. MERMUDES (Brasil) Anthribidae mermudes@bio.ufpr.br
           BORIS BUECHE (Germany) Anobiidae excl. Ptininae h0444la3@student.hu-berlin.de
           PEDRO REYES-CASTILLO (Mexico) Passalidae, Lucanidae and Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae: Rhyparini. reyespe@ecologia.edu.mx
           FINBARRR HORGAN (Canada) Scarabaeidae specially Coprini and Onthophagini boniga@hotmail.com
           BRETT RATCLIFFE (USA) Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae, Cetoniinae and Rutelinae. bratcliffe1@unl.edu
           MARY LIZ JAMESON (USA) Scarabaeidae:Rutelinae. mjameson1@unl.edu
           FEDERICO OCAMPO (Argentina) Scarabaeoidea: Hybosoridae. federico.ocampo@gmail.com 
           ANDREW SMITH (Canada) Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae. asmith@mus-nature.ca
           ALLAN TAYLOR (Australia)(+) Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae, Rutelinae (esp. plusiotis)
           ANTONIO SANTOS-SILVA (Brasil) Coleoptera: Cerambycidae, Parandrinae and Prioninae toncris@zaz.com.br
           JUAN ANTONIO DELGADO (Spain) Hydraenidae, especially larvae jdelgado@um.es

Diptera

           JUAN CARLOS NAVARRO (Venezuela) Culicidae jnavarro@strix.ciens.ucv.ve
           GARY J. STECK (USA) Tephritidae steckg@doacs.state.fl.us
           BRIAN V. BROWN (USA) Phoridae bbrown@nhm.org
           FRANCISCO COLLANTES (Spain) Psychodidae fcollant@fcu.um.es fcollant@um.es
           MARTA WOLFF (Colombia) Psychodidae, Gen. Lutzomyia mwolff@matematicas.udea.edu.co
           ATILANO CONTRERAS RAMOS (Mexico) Diptera: Tipulidae acramos@uaeh.reduaeh.mx acontreras_ramos@hotmail.com
           DALTON DE SOUZA AMORIM (Brasil) Mycetophiloidea, Anisopodidae, Scatopsidae dsamorim@usp.br
           CHARLES MACVEAN (Guatemala) Agromyzidae cmacvean@uvg.edu.gt
Trichoptera
           AURA CECILIA BURGOS Trichoptera (Colombia) aburgos88@hotmail.com aurace@starmedia.com

Lepidoptera

           LUIS MIGUEL CONSTANTINO (Colombia) Rhopalocera lmcons@hotmail.com
           GABRIEL RODRÍGUEZ GARCÍA (Colombia) gabrieldimera@yahoo.com
           ANDREW NEILD (United Kingdom) Nymphalidae (S.L.) andrew.neild@cableinet.co.uk andrew.neild@bigfoot.com
           JOHN E. RAWLINS (USA) Noctuoidea, Geometroidea, and others rawlinsj@carnegiemuseums.org http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/cmnh/iz/main.htm
           KIRBY L. WOLFE (USA) Saturnidae kirwolfe@pacbell.net
           JACQUELINE Y. MILLER (USA) jmiller@virtu.sar.usf.edu
           MICHEL LAGUERRE (France) Arctiidae michel.laguerre@iecb-polytechnique.u-bordeaux.fr
           OLAF H. H. MIELKE (Brasil) Hesperiidae omhesp@bio.ufpr.br
           MIRNA M. CASAGRANDE (Brasil) Nymphalidae (Brassolinae) mibras@bio.ufpr.br
           MATTHEW J. C. BARNES (United Kingdom) Pyralidae, Geometridae and Arctiidae. mbarnes@dircon.co.uk http://www.biologytuition.co.uk http://www.tropicalmoths.org
           John Grehan (USA) Hepialidae jrg13@psu.edu
           JOHN HEPPNER Heterocera jbhatl@aol.com
           JORGE BIZARRO (Brasil) Nymphalidae bizarro@bio.ufpr.br
           CHRIS CONLAN (USA) Saturnidae conlan@adnc.com
           JEAN HAXAIRE (France) Sphingidae jean.haxaire@libertysurf.fr
           VITOR O. BECKER (Brasil) Heterocera specially micro vbecker@serrabonita.org
           STERPHEN R. STEINHAUSER (USA) Hesperidae stevrstein@webtv.net
           RONALD BRABANT (Belgium) Ithomiidae, Riodinidae, Pieridae: Catasticta h.bischler.r. brabant@wanadoo.be
           FABIO VITALE (Italy) Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Heliconiinae and Ithomiinae fabio_vitale@tin.it http://digilander.iol.it/phalaecus/

Hymenoptera

           ANDRES RICARDO SANTAMARIA (Colombia) Apidae apidae@uol.com.co apidae_andres@latinmail.com
           CLAUS RASMUSSEN (Peru) Colletidae, Andrenidae, Apidae, Halictidae and Megachilidae alrunen@yahoo.com
           BOLÍVAR RAFAEL GARCETE BARRETT (Paraguay) Vespidae (including Masarinae, Eumeninae y Polistinae), Leucospidae and Sphecidae s.l. bolosphex@sce.cnc.una.py www.geocities.com/bolosphex/ www.geocities.com/bmnhnpy/
           GIAN LUCA AGNOLI (Italy) Chrysididae, Cleptidae, Methochinae http://www.chrysis.net info@chrysis.net
           CHRISTOPHER K. STARR (Trinidad and Tobago) Vespidae ckstarr99@hotmail.com http://www.uwi.tt:8081/lifesci/index.htm
           JOHN NOYES (United Kingdom) Chalcidoidea jsn@NHM.ac.uk 
           DON MANLEY (USA) Mutillidae dmanley@clemson.edu
           JOHN HUBER (Canada) Mymaridae huberjh@em.agr.ca
           CELSO OLIVEIRA AZEVEDO (Brasil) Bethylidae, and small families of Chrysidoidea. cazevedo@npd.ufes.br
           SCOTT R. SHAW (USA) Braconidae y Megalyridae braconid@uwyo.edu
           YVES BRAET (Belgium) Braconidae
           LYNN S. KIMSEY (USA) Tiphiidae y Chrysididae lskimsey@ucdavis.edu
           DAVID R. SMITH (USA) Symphyta, Aulacidae dsmith@sel.barc.usda.gov
           SÉBASTIEN PATINY (Belgium) Melittidae, Halictidae and Andrenidae patiny.s@fsagx.ac.be
           GÉRARD DELVARE (France) Chalcididae gerard.delvare@cirad.fr
           DANUNCIA URBAN (Brasil) Hymenoptera: Eucerinae, Anthophoridae and Anthidiinae, Megachilidae urban@bio.ufpr.br.
           JAMES M. CARPENTER (USA) Vespidae carpente@amnh.org
           EDWARD O. WILSON (USA) Formicidae ewilson@oeb.harvard.edu
           JOHN E. LATTKE (Venezuela) Formicidae piquihuye@hotmail.com
           FERNANDO FERNÁNDEZ (Colombia) Formicidae ffernandez@humbolt.org.co
           GORDON C. SNELLING Formicidae, Dorylinae mrmacophyl@southwest.net

 

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. 1998-2005. Major in Entomology. 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