Patricia Torres

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Degree

Doctor in Biological Sciences (University of Buenos Aires)

Researcher (CONICET)

Researcher (University of Buenos Aires)

JTP (University of Buenos Aires)

 

Research interests

Morphology, chaetotaxy, biodiversity, phylogeny and conservation of Neotropical aquatic beetles, with emphasis on Hydrophilidae

 

Courses taught

1 – Digital scientific illustration

2 – Diversity and bionomics of aquatic insects

 

Research articles

1 – Bachmann, A. O., Torres, P. L. M. & Michat, M. C. (2002) La hembra de Hydrobiomorpha iguazu Bachmann 1988 (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae). Acta Zoológica Lilloana 46(1): 141.

2 – Trémouilles, E. R., Torres, P. L. M. & Michat, M. C. (2004) New distributional records and comments for the species of the genus Queda (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina 63(1-2): 38-40.

3 – Archangelsky, M., Torres, P. L. M. & Michat, M. C. (2004) Immature stages of Hydrobiomorpha spinosa (Orchymont, 1928) (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Aquatic Insects 26(3-4): 253-264.

4 – Fontanarrosa, M. S., Torres, P. L. M. & Michat, M. C. (2004) Comunidades de insectos acuáticos de charcos temporarios y lagunas en la ciudad de Buenos Aires (Argentina). Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina 63(3-4): 55-65.

5 – Trémouilles, E. R., Michat, M. C. & Torres, P. L. M. (2005) A synopsis of the South American Hydrovatus (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae), with notes on habitat and distribution, and a key to species. Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina 64(1-2): 61-69.

6 – Michat, M. C. & Torres, P. L. M. (2005) Larval morphology of Macrovatellus haagi (Wehncke) and phylogeny of Hydroporinae (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Insect Systematics & Evolution 36(2): 199-217.

7 – Michat, M. C., Archangelsky, M. & Torres, P. L. M. (2005) Descriptions of the preimaginal stages of Lancetes marginatus (Steinheil) and L. biremis Říha (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae), and comparative notes with other Lancetes larvae. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 40(2): 129-142.

8 – Michat, M. C. & Torres, P. L. M. (2005) Larval morphology of Thermonectus succinctus (Aubé 1838) (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Dytiscinae), with biological notes and chaetotaxic analysis. Aquatic Insects 27(4): 281-292.

9 – Michat, M. C. & Torres, P. L. M. (2006) Hydaticus tuyuensis Trémouilles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae): larval morphology and phylogenetic relationships within Dytiscinae. Hydrobiologia 563(1): 479-492.

10 – Michat, M. C. & Torres, P. L. M. (2006) The unknown larva of Anodocheilus Babington (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae: Bidessini): description of A. maculatus Babington and chaetotaxic considerations. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 132(3-4): 431-444.

11 – Michat, M. C., Alarie, Y., Torres, P. L. M. & Megna, Y. S. (2007) Larval morphology of the diving beetle Celina and the phylogeny of ancestral hydroporines (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae). Invertebrate Systematics 21(3): 239-254.

12 – Torres, P. L. M., Mazzucconi, S. A. & Michat, M. C. (2007) Los coleópteros y heterópteros acuáticos del Parque Nacional El Palmar (Provincia de Entre Ríos, Argentina): lista faunística, diversidad y distribución. Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina 66(3-4): 127-153.

13 – Torres, P. L. M., Michat, M. C. & Archangelsky, M. (2008) Description of the preimaginal stages of three species of the genus Tropisternus Solier, subgenus Strepitornus Hansen (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae), with emphasis on morphometry and chaetotaxy. Zootaxa 1702: 1-25.

14 – Fikacek, M.; Archangelsky, M. & Torres, P. L. M. (2008) Primary chaetotaxy of the larval head capsule and head appendages of the Hydrophilidae (Coleoptera) based on larva of Hydrobius fuscipes (Linnaeus, 1758). Zootaxa 1874: 16-34.

15 – Torres, P. L. M., Mazzucconi, S. A., Michat, M. C. & Bachmann, A. O. (2008) Los coleópteros y heterópteros acuáticos del Parque Nacional Calilegua (Provincia de Jujuy, Argentina). Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina 67(1-2): 127-144.

16 – Michat, M. C. & Torres, P. L. M. (2008) On the systematic position of the diving-beetle genus Pachydrus (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae): evidence from larval chaetotaxy and morphology. European Journal of Entomology 105(4): 737-750.

17 – Michat, M. C. & Torres, P. L. M. (2009) A preliminary study on the phylogenetic relationships of Copelatus Erichson (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Copelatinae) based on larval chaetotaxy and morphology. Hydrobiologia 632(1): 309-327.

18 – Byttebier, B. & Torres, P. L. M. (2009) Description of the preimaginal stages of Enochrus (Hugoscottia) variegatus (Steinheil, 1869) and E. (Methydrus) vulgaris (Steinheil, 1869) (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae), with emphasis on larval morphometry and chaetotaxy. Zootaxa 2139: 1-22.

19 – Fernández, L. A., Torres, P. L. M., Michat, M. C., Fischer, S., Oliva, A. & Bachmann, A. O. (2010) Coleópteros acuáticos y semiacuáticos del Parque Provincial Ernesto Tornquist (Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina). Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina 69(3-4): 189-199.

20 – Torres, P. L. M., Michat, M. C. & Archangelsky, M. (2011) The immature stages of Tropisternus (Pleurhomus) sahlbergi (Sharp) (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae), with considerations on the primary chaetotaxy of Tropisternus Solier. Zootaxa 2777: 25-40.

21 – Michat, M. C. & Torres, P. L. M. (2011) Phylogenetic relationships of the tribe Vatellini based on larval morphology, with description of Derovatellus lentus (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 104(5): 863-877.

22 – 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.

23 – 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.

24 – Byttebier, B.; Fischer, S. & Torres, P. L. M. (2012) Seasonal dynamics of larvae and adults of two Enochrus Thomson (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) species in temporary and permanent water bodies of an urban park in Buenos Aires. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 85(3): 281-289.

25 – Michat, M. C. & Torres, P. L. M. (2013) The unknown larva of the minute diving beetle genus Brachyvatus Zimmermann, 1919 (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Bidessini). Entomological News 123(2): 139-153.

26 – 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.

27 – Torres, P. L. M., Michat, M. C. & Archangelsky, M. (2014) A description of immatures of the genus Tropisternus Solier, subgenus Pristoternus Orchymont (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae), with emphasis on the chaetotaxy and morphometry of larval forms. Zootaxa 2790(2): 380-398.

28 – Rodriguez, G.; Archangelsky, M. & Torres, P. L. M. (2015) Description of immatures of Berosus decolor Knisch, 1924 (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Berosini), with emphasis on chaetotaxy and morphometry. Zootaxa 3981(4): 577-591.

29 – 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.

30 – Michat, M. C. & Torres, P. L. M. (2016) Thermonectus tremouillesi sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Aciliini): description of the adults and larvae and comparisons with other species of the genus. Journal of Natural History 50(25-26): 1633-1648.

31 – Archangelsky, M.; Rodriguez, G. & Torres, P. L. M. (2016) Primary chaetotaxy and larval morphometry of Phaenonotum exstriatum and Dactylosternum cacti (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 167-193.

 

Book chapters

1 – Archangelsky, M., Manzo, V., Michat, M. C. & Torres, P. L. M. (2009) Capítulo 14: Coleoptera. In: Domínguez, E. & Fernández, H. R. (eds.), Macroinvertebrados bentónicos sudamericanos: sistemática y biología. Fundación Miguel Lillo, San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina, pp. 411-468.

2 – Torres, P. L. M. & Archangelsky, M. (2014) Coleoptera: Hydraenidae. In: Roig-Juñent, S. A., Claps, L. E. & Morrone, J. J. (dirs.), Biodiversidad de Artrópodos Argentinos, vol. 3. Editorial INSUE – Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina, pp. 475-486.

3 – Archangelsky, M. & Torres, P. L. M. (in press) Hydrophilidae (key to larvae). In: Thorp and Covich’s Freshwater Invertebrates: keys to Neotropical Hexapoda. Elsevier.

4 – Torres, P. L. M. (in press) Spercheidae. In: Thorp and Covich’s Freshwater Invertebrates: keys to Neotropical Hexapoda. Elsevier.

 

Doctoral theses supervised

Rodriguez, V. G.: Phylogenetic systematics of Hydrophilidae (Insecta: Coleoptera: Polyphaga) based on the study of the sensory system of larvae: external morphology and ultrastructure, morpho-functional relationships, and distribution patterns of chaetotaxy. 2016-current.

 

Degree theses supervised

1 – Byttebier, B.: Preimaginal morphology and ecological aspects of two species of the genus Enochrus Thomson (Insecta: Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) in aquatic environments of Buenos Aires. 2008.

2 – Libonatti, M. L.: Genera of Dytiscidae (Coleoptera: Adephaga) from Argentina: morphology, distribution, and key to the identification of adults. 2011.

3 – Macchia, G. A.: Synopsis of the genus Tropisternus Solier (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae), with identification keys for the Argentinean species. 2015.

4 – Rodriguez, G.: Preimaginal morphology of the genus Berosus Leach (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). 2016.