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      Consideraciones sobre el estado del conocimiento de la diversidad de Coleoptera (Arthropoda: Insecta) en Colombia Translated title: Considerations on the status of the knowledge of coleopteran diversity (Arthropoda: Insecta) in Colombia


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          Resumen Coleoptera es uno de los órdenes más diversos en el planeta y Colombia es uno de los países con mayor biodiversidad. La combinación de estos dos factores determina indiscutiblemente una elevada concentración de especies, cuyas consecuencias sólo se conocen parcialmente en el país. En este trabajo se presenta un ensayo sobre la diversidad de coleópteros en Colombia, resaltando el papel de las colecciones entomológicas y los vacíos de información a la hora de abordar la coleóptero-fauna nacional. Esta contribución constituye un punto de partida para que los coleopterólogos de Colombia comencemos a trabajar colectivamente hacia un conocimiento más amplio y menos fragmentado sobre la historia natural, sistemática, ecología y biogeografía del grupo.

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          Abstract Coleoptera is one of the most diverse orders on the planet, and Colombia one of the most biodiverse countries. The combination of these two factors determines with no discussion a high concentration of species, with only partially known consequences in the country. In this work we describe the current state of knowledge about the diversity of coleopterans in Colombia, highlighting the role of entomological collections and the knowledge gaps to tackle the national beetle fauna. This contribution is a starting point for coleopterologists of Colombia to begin working together towards a broader and less fragmented knowledge of the natural history, systematics, ecology, and biogeography of the group.

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              The State of the World's Insects

              This article reviews the present state of insects, describing their taxonomic position, cost, and value as well as the threats to their well-being. Insects are an important source of both ecosystem services and ecosystem disservices. Recent studies have indicated a worrying decline in insect species, especially in flying insects in the northern temperate region, and this has spawned much media attention. Some decline has occurred, it is clear, due to agricultural intensification, urbanization, overuse of pesticides, and global climate change. A decline would seriously affect the ecosystem services that insects provide. However, there is too little data to warrant the belief that all insects are declining everywhere. There is a pressing need for more basic research on insect diversity in the context of a changing world.

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                Revista Colombiana de Entomología
                Rev. Colomb. Entomol.
                Sociedad Colombiana de Entomología (Bogotá, Distrito Capital, Colombia )
                December 2021
                : 47
                : 2
                : e10717
                [4] São Paulo São Paulo orgnameUniversidade de São Paulo Brazil jp_bot@ 123456yahoo.com
                [5] Medellín Antioquía orgnameUniversidad CES orgdiv1Facultad de Ciencias y Biotecnología Colombia jcardonad@ 123456ces.edu.co
                [2] Lubbock Texas orgnameTexas Tech University United States
                [10] Sincelejo Sucre orgnameUniversidad de Sucre orgdiv1Grupo Evolución y Sistemática Tropical Colombia carlostaboadaverona@ 123456gmail.com
                [1] West Lafayette orgnamePurdue University United States entiminae@ 123456gmail.com
                [11] Medellín Antioquía orgnameUniversidad de Antioquia orgdiv1Grupo de Entomología Universidad de Antioquia (GEUA) orgdiv2Instituto de Biología Colombia alejandro.uchima@ 123456udea.edu.co
                [7] Bogotá Bogotá orgnameUniversidad de la Salle orgdiv1Departamento de Ciencias Básicas Colombia diazmaca29@ 123456gmail.com
                [8] Villa de Leyva Boyacá orgnameInstituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt Colombia jneita@ 123456humboldt.org.co
                [6] Ibagué Tolima orgnameUniversidad del Tolima orgdiv1Facultad de Ciencias Colombia jclavijob@ 123456ut.edu.co
                [9] Mendoza Mendoza orgnameUniversidad Nacional de Cuyo orgdiv1Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de las Zonas Áridas (IADIZA) Argentina areisus@ 123456gmail.com
                [3] Bogotá orgnameUniversidad Nacional de Colombia orgdiv1Instituto de Ciencias Naturales Colombia jhgarciac@ 123456unal.edu.co
                S0120-04882021000200003 S0120-0488(21)04700200003

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