M.Sc. Oscar Perez Flores

 PhD candidate

I’m interested in the evolution and ecology of insects. I investigated phylogenetic and ecological relationships, and diversification patterns of arthropods. My current Ph.D. research is focused on the evolution of ecological preferences of ants and beetles using phylogenomic, phylogeographic and population genetic information from different environments.

contact: [email protected]


2019 Ph.D. in process. Laboratory of Molecular Ecology & Biodiversity, ENES-Morelia, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

2018 M.Sc. National Insect Collection, Institute of Biology, National Autonomous University of Mexico (IBUNAM).

2015 B.Sc. Zoology department, Faculty of Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).


Pérez-Flores, O., Toledo-Hernández, V. H. & Zaldívar-Riverón, A. (2020) Phylogeny, diversification patterns and species delineation of the genus Ochraethes Chevrolat, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) with description of new species. Systematic Entomology (submitted).

Pérez-Flores, O. & Toledo-Hernández, V. H. (2020) Diversity of Cerambycidae from Cuatro Cienegas Basin. Biodiversity Data Journal (submitted).

Villagomez, F. & Pérez-Flores, O. (2020) Diversity of Cerambycidae in a fragmented area of tropical dry forest from northest Michoacan, Mexico and ecological implications. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad (submitted).

Pérez-Flores, O., Toledo-Hernández V. H. y Jiménez-Marín A. (2020) Species delimitation in Dexithea Thomson, 1864 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) based on morphological and molecular data. (in-prep).

Moreno, E., Villalobos-Hiriart, J. L. & Pérez-Flores, O. (2020) Phylogenetic approach of the freshwater crabs genus Tehuana Rodríguez & Smalley 1970 (Decapoda: Pseudothelpusidae), with the description of two new genera and two new species. (in-prep).

Pérez-Flores, O., Zaragoza-Caballero, S. & Schuster, J. C. (2020) Distribution and New Records of Lymexylidae (Coleoptera: Lymexyloidea) in Guatemala and Mexico. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 74(1), 65-70.

López-Estrada K., Pérez-Flores O., Zaldívar-Riverón A. & García-París M. (2018) Notes on the geographic distribution of Spastonyx nemognathoides (Coleoptera: Meloidae) in North America (Mexico and U.S.A.). Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 94(2), 55-58.

Pérez-Flores, O., Toledo-Hernández V. H. & Villagomez, F. (2018) A new species of Eburia Lacordaire, 1830 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from Mexico. Zootaxa, 4399(2), 289-294.

Pérez-Flores, O., Toledo-Hernández, V. H. & Zaldívar-Riverón, A. (2017) Uso del código de barras de la vida para detectar problemas taxonómicos en Cerambycidae (Coleoptera: Chrysomeloidea) de un bosque tropical caducifolio. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad, 88(1), 71-79.

Pérez-Flores, O., Villagomez, F. & Galindo, O. R. (2016) A new species of Chrysina Kirby (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelini) from Mexico based on morphological and molecular data. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, 4(1), 606-610.


2018-2020. Ecology and evolution of ants along environmental gradients: an integrative approach. CONACYT.

2019-2020. Biodiversity of beetles in south Oaxaca, México. PAPIIT.

2017-2019. Barcode of Wildlife Project Mexico at Institute of Biology (IBUNAM). Barcode of Wildlife Project.

2017-2018. Genomic Project in several groups of insects. LANABIO-IBUNAM.

2014-2017. Insect diversity from tropical dry forest, Chamela, Jalisco, Mexico. CONACYT

2014-2015. Digitalization of biological collections. UNIBIO.

2011-2012. Sequencing and propagation of succulent plants at Botanical Garden of the Institute of Biology. IBUNAM.


2017-2019. Molecular techniques, processing and analyses of datasets for phylogenetic reconstructions. National Laboratory of Biodiversity (LANABIO-IBUNAM).

2016-2018. Systematic, evolution and entomology. Faculty of Sciences, UNAM.

2015-2019. Insect identifier and undergraduate assistant at National Insect Collection. Institute of Biology (IBUNAM).

2017. Taxonomy and classification of Coleoptera. Founding meeting of the Mexican Association of Arthropod Systematics (AMXSA).

2017. Techniques of molecular biology specialized in Coleoptera. National Laboratory of Biodiversity (LANABIO-IBUNAM).

2012. Techniques of Propagation in Cactaceae. Botanic Garden (IBUNAM).

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