Patagonia 2011

"Les rescapés du Gondwana" includes three field missions on three different sites: Chilean Patagonia, South Africa and South West Australia. The project’s first mission took place in Chilean Patagonia from 21 November to 12 December 2011.

The aim of the mission was to collect and observe three different types of insects among the Collembola, Diptera and Heteroptera, in the Valdivian forests running along Patagonia on the Pacific side of the Andes between Puerto Montt and Coihaique. The team collected these insects in the national parks along a transect of about 650 km on the southern road.

Five major national parks were visited:

  • Alerce Andino National Park
  • Hornopiren National Park
  • Corcovado National Park
  • Queulat National Park
  • Rio Simpson National Park