María Laura Libonatti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Degree

Doctor in Biological Sciences (University of Buenos Aires)

Researcher (University of Buenos Aires)

Laboratory assistant (University of Buenos Aires)

 

Research interests

Morphology, systematics, phylogeny and bionomics of Neotropical Scirtidae (Insecta: Coleoptera: Polyphaga).

 

Courses taught

Diversity and bionomics of aquatic insects

 

Research articles

1 – Libonatti, M. L., Michat, M. C. & Torres, P. L. M. (2011) Key to the subfamilies, tribes and genera of adult Dytiscidae of Argentina (Coleoptera: Adephaga). Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina 70(3-4): 317-336.

2 – Torres, P. L. M., Michat, M. C., Libonatti, M. L., Fernández, L. A., Oliva, A. & Bachmann, A. O. (2012) Aquatic Coleoptera from Mburucuyá National Park (Corrientes Province, Argentina). Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina 71(1-2): 57-71.

3 – Libonatti, M. L. & Ruta, R. (2013) Review of the Argentinean species of Pseudomicrocara Armstrong (Coleoptera: Scirtidae). Zootaxa 3718(2): 137-157.

4 – Libonatti, M. L., Michat, M. C. & Torres, P. L. M. (2013) Aquatic Coleoptera from two protected areas of the Humid Chaco eco-region (Chaco Province, Argentina). Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina 72(3-4): 155-168.

5 – Libonatti, M. L. (2014) A revision of the genus Ora Clark, 1865 (Coleoptera: Scirtidae) in Argentina (part I) – descriptions of new species. Zootaxa 3884(1): 27-44.

6 – Libonatti, M. L. (2015) A revision of the genus Ora Clark, 1865 (Coleoptera: Scirtidae) in Argentina (part II) – redescriptions, updated distributions and a key to species. Zootaxa 3985(1): 69-97.

7 – Macchia, G. A., Libonatti, M. L., Michat, M. C. & Torres, P. L. M. (2015) Aquatic Coleoptera from El Cristal Natural Reserve (Santa Fe Province, Argentina). Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina 74(3-4): 111-116.

8 – Ruta, R. & Libonatti, M. L. (2016) Redescriptions of Scirtidae (Coleoptera: Scirtoidea) described by Carl Henrik Boheman (1796–1868) with notes on Scirtes adustus diversenotatus Pic, 1930. Zootaxa 4072(2): 203-2016.

9 – Libonatti, M. L. (2017) Notes on some South American species of Scirtes Illiger, 1807 (Coleoptera: Scirtidae). Annales Zoologici 67(2): 349-368.

10 – Libonatti, M. L., Jorge, G., Archangelsky, M. & Michat, M. C. (2018) The last instar larva and pupa of Ora depressa (Coleoptera: Scirtidae), a marsh beetle with underwater pupation. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 441-455.

11 – Jorge, G., Libonatti, M. L., Benetti, C. J. & Hamada, N. (2019) Description of the mature larva and pupa of Ora semibrunnea Pic (Coleoptera: Scirtidae) with notes on its biology. Zootaxa 4551(1): 53-66.

 

Book chapters

Libonatti, M. L. & Ruta, R. (2018) Family Scirtidae. In: Thorp and Covich’s Freshwater Invertebrates (4th edition): keys to Neotropical Hexapoda. Elsevier, pp.599-603.

 

Master’s thesis supervised

Jorge de Melo, G.: Taxonomy and biology of Scirtidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) in Amazonas, Brazil. 2016-current.