Stephania is a Fulbright-Minciencias doctoral fellow from Colombia. She received her B.Sc. in Biology from Universidad del Valle (Colombia) in 2014 and her M.Sc. in Entomology from the Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil) in 2018, where she studied the impact of the Andean uplift on the microevolutionary patterns of orchid bees with cross-Andean distributions. Stephania is broadly interested in insect evolution and conservation, and how the interaction of life-history traits and environmental variables shapes evolutionary histories. At Penn State, she is studying color polymorphism and species delimitation in Eulaema orchid bees, and the microevolutionary patterns, species delimitation, and behavioral ecology of Triepeolus cuckoo bees.


Twitter: @Stephanidae_



McLaughlin, C. M., Hinshaw, C., Sandoval-Arango, S., Zavala-Paez, M & Hamilton, J. A. In review. Redlisting genetics: towards the incorporation of genomic data in conservation assessments. Submitted to Conservation Genetics.

Sandoval-Arango, S., Branstetter, M. G., Cardoso, C. F & López-Uribe, M. M. 2023. Phylogenomics reveals within species diversification but incongruence with color phenotypes in widespread orchid bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Euglossini). Insect Systematics and Diversity, 7 (2): 1-13.

Sandoval-Arango, S., Valdez, O. J., Molina-Henao, E. H & Otero, J. T. “Una introducción a las abejas euglosinas”. In: Abejas euglosinas de Nariño y Putumayo, Colombia, edited by Otero, J. T, Universidad Nacional de Colombia Editorial, 2022, 186 p.

Molina-Henao, E. H, Sandoval-Arango, S & Otero, J. T. “Comportamiento social y parasitismo de las abejas euglosinas”. In: Abejas euglosinas de Nariño y Putumayo, Colombia, edited by Otero, J. T, Universidad Nacional de Colombia Editorial, 2022, 186 p.

Sandoval-Arango, S., Cárdenas, H & Montoya, J. 2020. Divergence in Bergmann’s clines: elevational variation and heritability of body size in a leaf-cutting ant. Insectes Sociaux, 67: 355-366.

González, R., Sandoval-Arango, S & Carrejo, N. 2020. Garcialdretiella, a new genus of Lachesillidae (Psocodea: Eolachesillinae: Graphocaeciliini) from Munchique National Natural Park, Colombia. Dugesiana, 27 (2): 119-124.

Moreno, J. S., Sandoval-Arango, S., Palacio, R. D., Alzate, N. F., Rincon, M., Gil, K., Gutierrez, N., Harding, P & Hazzi, N. A. 2020. Distribution models and spatial analyses provide robust assessments of conservation status of orchid species in Colombia: the case of Lephantes mucronata. Harvard Papers in Botany, 25 (1): 111-121.

Martínez, S., Soto, E. A., Sandoval, S & Otero, J. T. 2017. Spatial distribution and nesting habits of Nannotrigona mellaria (Apidae: Meliponini) in one locality of Cali, Colombia. Acta Zoológica Mexicana (n.s.), 33 (2): 161-168.

Sandoval, S., González, R & García-Aldrete, A. N. 2017. New species of Prolachesilla Mockford & Sullivan (Psocodea: ‘Psocoptera’: Lachesillidae) from Bolivia and Mexico. Zootaxa, 4244 (3): 440-450.

Sandoval, S., González, R & García-Aldrete, A. N. 2016. New species of Graphocaecilius Enderlein (Psocodea: ‘Psocoptera’: Lachesillidae) from Colombia. Zootaxa, 4147 (4): 421-432.

Peña, A., Sandoval, S., Patiño A., Rodríguez, A., Orjuela, R., Bedoya, M., Ortega, A., López, J., Molina, E., Guzmán, A., Gil, J & Cárdenas, H. 2015. Genetic analysis of the cat population of north and south of Cali, Colombia. Acta Biológica Colombiana, 20 (1): 109-116.