Valdivia and Chiloe Pitfall traps
In January 2009 we started in Valdivia collecting the pitfall traps that Kip left in the forests in November 2008. We wanted to know what animals are abundant and what species. The traps were sorted out I Santiago and then Elizabeth brought all the beetles and the spiders back to USA for final process and identification.
By Dr. Elizabeth T. Arias
Palena Field Expedition.
This March 2009, I decided to go to Palena, a pristine area that have been almost no collections of Arthropoda. We left Santiago and took the road through Osorno, and we pass Bariloche in Argentina and got to the limit between Chile and Argentina.