Tatiana Alejandra Sepúlveda Villa


Research Summary

My research interests are mainly focused on diversity, taxonomy, systematics, morphological and molecular phylogenetics, evolution and historical biogeography of acaliptrate Diptera, (specially the superfamily Nerioidea).

Current project

Short Bio & Education

  • 2019–2020: Postdoc, Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • 2017–2018: Postdoc, Universidade Federal do Paraná, UFPR, Curitiba, Brazil.

  • 2017: Ph.D. in Entomology, Universidade Federal do Paraná, UFPR, Curitiba, Brazil.

  • 2013: M.Sc. in Entomology, Universidade Federal do Paraná, UFPR, Curitiba, Brazil.


  • Sepúlveda, T. A., Souza, D. S., Echeverry, A., Marinoni, L., de Carvalho, C.J.B. 2020. Revalidation and taxonomic revision of Teloneria Aczél (Diptera, Neriidae), with description of two new species. European Journal of Taxonomy, 717: 70–89. https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2020.717.1099 

  • Souza, D. S., Sepúlveda, T.A., Marinoni, L., Monné, M. L. 2020. Phylogenetic analyses provide new insights into systematics of the longhorned beetle tribe Acrocinini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae). Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny, 78(1): 17-27. https://doi.org/10.26049/ASP78-1-2020-02

  • Sepúlveda, T. A., Gomes, L. R. P. and Limeira-de-Oliveira, F. (2020) Neriidae (Diptera: Schizophora) of the Northeastern Brazil: new records and an identification key. Biota Neotropica, 20(1): e20190854. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1676-0611-BN-2019-0854

  • Sepúlveda, T. A., Echeverry, A. M. and Souza, D. S. (2020) New species of Chaetonerius Hendel (Diptera: Neriidae) and key for identification of the Neriidae of Tanzania. Zootaxa, 4656: 389–392. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4755.1.12

  • Sepúlveda, T. A. and Souza D. S. (2020) Taxonomic revision and phylogeny of the Eoneria-group (Diptera, Neriidae). Insect systematics & Evolution, 51(4): 637–671. http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1876312X-00002305

  • Sepúlveda, T. A., Souza, D. S., Gomes, L. R., Fogaça, J. M. and de Carvalho, C. J. B. (2019) The Neriidae (Diptera) of Southeast Asia: A taxonomic revision of the genus Telostylus. European Journal of Taxonomy, 116: 281–301. http://dx.doi.org/10.14411/eje.2019.032

  • Sepúlveda, T. A. and Souza D.S. (2019) A new species of Chaetonerius Hendel (Diptera: Neriidae) from Northeast Madagascar. Zootaxa, 4656: 389–392. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4656.2.12

  • Sepúlveda, T. A. and de Carvalho, C. J. B. (2019) Chaetonerius Hendel (Neriidae: Diptera) from the East African islands. ZOOTAXA, 4656: 389–392. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4567.1.7

  • Sepúlveda, T. A., de Carvalho, C. J. B. and Pereira-Colavite, A. (2019) Systematics of the Neotropical genus Loxozus Enderlein (Diptera, Neriidae), with notes on distribution and sexual dimorphism. Zootaxa, 36: e26928. http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zoologia.36.e26928

  • Calhau, J., Pereira-Colavite, A., Sepúlveda, T. A., de Carvalho, C. J. B., Arruda, P.M., Nihei, S.S., Kosmann, C., Pujol-Luz, C.V.A., and Pujol-Luz, J.R. (2017) Checklist of the Heleomyzidae, Neriidae and Oestridae (Insecta: Diptera) in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Inheringia Série Zoológica, 107: 1–5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1678-4766e2017143

  • Sepúlveda T. A. and de Carvalho C. J. B. (2015) Family Neriidae. In: Wolff M. I.; Nihei S. and de Carvalho C. J. B. Catalogue of Diptera of Colombia. Zootaxa, 4122: 549– 554. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4122.1.41

  • Sepúlveda T. A., Wolff M. I. and de Carvalho C. J. B. (2014) Revision of the New World genus Glyphidops Enderlein (Diptera: Neriidae). Zootaxa, 3785: 139–174. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3785.2.2

  • Sepúlveda T. A., Wolff, M. I. and de Carvalho C. J. B. (2013a) Revision of the Neotropical genus Eoneria Aczél (Diptera: Neriidae) with description of a new species from Colombia. Zootaxa, 3636: 245–256. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3636.2.2

  • Sepúlveda T. A., Pereira-Colavite, A. and de Carvalho C. J. B. (2013b) Revision of the Neotropical genus Cerantichir (Diptera: Neriidae) with new records and a key to species. Revista Colombiana de Entomología, 39: 125–131. http://www.scielo.org.co/pdf/rcen/v39n1/v39n1a21