Within the scope of the Mértola Biological Station (CIBIO-InBIO), the study of the invertebrate fauna of the region initiated this April with a visit of entomologists.
For a week, researchers and collaborators from CIBIO - Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, coordinated by biologist Sónia Ferreira, toured the Municipality looking to register species with day and night activity. More than 200 species from different groups have been recorded. Moths and pollinating insects received particular attention during the sampling days.
The invertebrate surveys in this region will continue in the coming months to make a comprehensive inventory of the rich biodiversity present and understand its distribution. The studies will contribute not only to the knowledge of the local biodiversity, functioning and balance of ecosystems in the region but also to the IBI-InBIO Barcoding Initiative, taking place under the scope of PORBIOTA.