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Illustration Experience

Aura Paucar-Cabrera has provided scientific illustration services to researchers.
Her mission has been to create accurate illustrations for scientific publications and presentations. She has illustrated for her children's books and educational web pages.

Techniques:
Pen and ink, carbon pencil on textured paper, coquille board, carbon dust.
Color Illustrations: pencil on coquille board and Adobe Photoshop usage.

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Aura Paucar-Cabrera
Scientific Illustrator

Some scientific illustrations from her portfolio:

Orizbus botox, habitus
Promacropoides bertrandi, habitus
Spodochlamys latipes, habitus
Orizabus botox
habitus
Promacropoides bertrandi
habitus
Spodochlamys latipes
habitus
     
Strigoderma sulcipennis, habitus
Macraspis aterrima, pupa
Macraspis festiva, larva
Strigoderma sulcipennis
habitus
Macraspis aterrima
pupa
Macraspis festiva
larva
     
Peltonotus, genitalia plate Illustrations and plates published in: Jameson, M. L. and K. Wada. 2004. Revision of the genus Peltonotus Burmeister (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) from Southeastern Asia. Zootaxa 502: 1-66. Ink and carbon pencil drawings.
 

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Book illustrations by Aura Paucar-Cabrera:

Kinkajou and Elephant beetle
Kinkajou and elephant beetle from the book "While You Are Sleeping"
   
months at nightime
butterfly
Moth and butterfly illustrations for the book "Mi Primer Libro sobre
Mariposas Y Polillas del Ecuador"
     
Owl and scarab beetle
Owl and scarab beetle from the book "While You Are Sleeping"
 

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Compositions and illustrations for websites by Aura Paucar-Cabrera:

scarab horns composition
  dung beetle cycle
Composition for the web page "Scarab Horn" from the site "Scarabs for Kids."
Illustration for the web page "Scarab Life Cycles" from the site
"Scarabs for Kids."
   
dung beetle cartoon
Illustration for the web page "Scarab Facts" from the site "Scarabs for Kids."
     


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List of scientific publications where Aura's illustrations appear:

  • Ratcliffe, B.C. and R.D. Cave. 2006. The Dynastine Scarab Beetles of Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae). Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum 21: 1-424. Carbon pencil and ink habitus of Orizabus botox.

  • Paucar-Cabrera, A. 2005. A catalog and distributional analysis of the Rutelinae of Ecuador. Zootaxa 948: 1-92. Carbon pencil and ink habitus.

  • Jameson, M. L. and K. Wada. 2004. Revision of the genus Peltonotus Burmeister (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) from Southeastern Asia. Zootaxa 502: 1-66. Ink and carbon pencil drawings.

  • Paucar-Cabrera, A. 2003. Phylogenetic analysis of the Neotropical genus Epectinaspis (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anomalini). Coleopterists Bulletin Monographic series vol II. Ink drawings.

  • Paucar-Cabrera, A. 2003. Description of the third instar larvae of Dynastes hercules (Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae). In: The Dynastes of Panama and Costa Rica. Brett Ratcliffe. Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum 16:1-506. Ink drawings.

  • Jameson, M. L., Paucar-Cabrera, A., Solís, A. 2003. synopsis of the New World genera of anomaline scarabs (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anomalini) and description of a new genus from Costa Rica. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 96(4):415-432. Ink drawings.

  • Morón, M. A. and Paucar-Cabrera, A. 2003. Larvae and pupae of species of the genus Macraspis (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Rutelini). The Canadian Entomologist 135: 437-491. Ink drawings.

  • Paucar-Cabrera, A. and A.B.T. Smith. 2002. Description of the third instar larvae of Platycoelia gaujoni and Platycoelia lutescens (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anoplognathini). Coleopterists Bulletin 56(3): 438-445. Ink drawings.

  • Jameson, M. L., B. C. Ratcliffe, and V. Maly. 2002. Review of the genus Acrobalbia with remarks on its classification, and a key to the world genera of Cyclocephalini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae). Folia Heyrovskyana 10(1): 1-15. Ink drawings.

  • Paucar-Cabrera, A., F. C. Ocampo, and A.B.T. Smith. In prep. Larvae of three species of Brachysternus (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anoplognathini). Ink drawings.
  • Jiménez-Ruiz, F. A. In prep. Internal parasites. Ink drawings.

  • Ocampo, F. C. In prep. Anchylotarsus species. Ink drawings.

  • Ocampo, F. C. In prep. Neogutierrezia species. Ink drawings and carbon pencil on textured paper

  • Colby, J. 2009. Monographic revision of the genus Aegidinus Arrow (1904) and generic phylogeny of the world Orphninae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Orphninae). Insecta Mundi 0076: 1-41. http://www.fsca-dpi.org/insectamundi2009/0076Colby.pdf

 

 

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