The zoobotanical army, today in its exhibition hall, sample “the shapes and colors of insects of the world”, from the spectacular and magnificent collection of Pepe Torres. Today he attended the event with members of the 2034 Association, which he collaborated in organizing.
José Luis Torres Méndez, known to everyone as Pepe Torres, has been fascinated by the world of insects since childhood. For many years he managed to take care of a large collection of arthropods, mainly butterflies, from around the world. His collection has been exhibited in many places in the province of Cadiz thanks to the patronage of the Caja de Ahorros de Jerez, the event in which he developed his professional life. And you can enjoy it from today in the Parque Jerez exhibition hall until the end of the summer.
Pepe Torres collaborates with prestigious scientific organizations such as the Aragonese Entomological Society, SHILAP (Society of Lepidopterology-Spanish-Luso-American), SEL (European Society of Lepidopterology), Society of Coleopterists or the Weevil Institute, among others. He is a member of the SGHN (Cádiz Society of Natural History) and was recognized as an honorary member in 2021 for his long career in the scientific world, especially in the field of Cádiz entomology.
In 1999 he contributed to the Museum of Natural Sciences founded in Los Barrios with a room dedicated to Entomology and in 2007 he donated part of his collection (insects and crustaceans) to the Museo del Istmo de la Línea de la Concepción.
His research work led to the description of more than a dozen new scientific species in the study area (Fields of Gibraltar and the surrounding area) belonging to the Coleoptera, Hemiptera and Lepidoptera groups. These new species received the epithets Alcornocalensis, Lineaensis, Cartianus, Cadizensis or Caditanus, among others in the taxonomic classification.
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