From right to left, Miguel
Morón, Brett Ratcliffe,
and Mary Liz Jameson at the University of
Nebraska State Museum, August 1991
Dr. Miguel Morón conducted research
on the taxonomy and ecology of Rutelinae and Melolonthinae in
particular, but he had broad interests in Scarabaeoidea.
He is well known for his extensive publications, including the
books Entomología Práctica (with Roberto Terrón), Los
Coleópteros del Mundo 10: Rutelini 1 (Plusiotis), Atlas
de los Escarabajos de Mexico (Coleoptera: Lamellicornia), Vol.
1. Familia Melolonthidae (Subfamilias Rutelinae, Dynastinae,
Cetoniinae, Trichiinae, Valginae y Melolonthinae) (with
Brett C. Ratcliffe, and Cuauhtemoc Deloya), and Escarabajos,
200 Millones de Años de Evolución. Dr. Morón was one of
the leading workers on scarab larvae in the world. He
conducted numerous faunistic studies of the Mexican scarab
fauna. In 1992, he was awarded the National Prize in Natural
Science Research by the Mexican Academy of Scientific Investigation
for his work with scarabs.
Miguel Ángel Morón passes away 22 August 2017.