Insect Communities

Afrotropical Lepidoptera meeting in Krakow

The team in front of our Cameroonian collection in the museum © T. Pyrcz

Last weekend, Robert, Vincent, Sylvain, Jan and Mercy attended the Afrotropical Lepidoptera Network meeting organised by Lukasz Przybylowicz at the Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals in Krakow, Poland. Together, we presented our work on butterfly and moth diversity along the Mt. Cameroon altitudinal gradient, including the latest results of the effect of seasonality and forest structure, as well as the functional diversity and the pollination network studies. The meeting included also a visit to the Zoological Museum of the Jagiellonian University where all our samples are stored, which gave us a perfect chance to start new collaborations with other specialists.