Associate Professor and Curator
Zamorano University
P.O. Box 93 Tegucigalpa, HONDURAS

Honduras, 2016
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All my works and my CV SPA can be downloaded from this page.


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 [Cetoniinae scarabs from 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
Orozco J. 2020. First Central American Record of the Invasive Asian Beetle Xylopsocus capucinus (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin : 74(2): 408-410. 0.9 MB

Neita-Moreno, J.C., J. Orozco and C.A. Medina. 2018. Description of a new species of Coelosis Hope from Guajira Peninsula, northern Colombia (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Oryctini. Zookeys : 738: 67-80. 19.1 MB

Orozco, J. 2018. DNA Barcoding Reveals the First Record of Coenosia attenuata Stein (Diptera: Muscidae) in Honduras. Ceiba. 55(1): 70-72. 0.31 MB

Orozco, J. & D. Díaz. 2018. Description of a New Species of Melittomma (Coleoptera: Lymexylidae) from Honduras. Ceiba. 55(1): 64-67. 0.85 MB

Linares, C. A. & J. Orozco. 2017. The Coreidae of Honduras (Hemiptera: Coreidae). Biodiversity Data Journal. 5: e13067. 0.16 MB

Philips, T.K, M. Callahan, J. Orozco & N. Rowland. 2016. Phylogenetic Analysis of the North American Beetle Genus Trichiotinus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Trichiinae). Psyche. 2016: 1-9. 2.59 MB

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. 18: 21-30. 1.08 MB

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

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 taxonomy, 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

2013-2014 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