Jim Córdoba-Alfaro




Founder and director of the Insectopia Insect Museum with over 10 years of experience working with Neotropical butterflies. He has studied butterflies since he was 9 years old, when he also became a volunteer at the National Museum of Costa Rica. He has traveled around Costa Rica for years, collecting insects for the insect museum of the University of Costa Rica and the National Museum of Costa Rica. He served for a year at the National Museum, where he commissioned the digitization and specimen curing for the Zoology collections. Recently, he has been an author of several articles published formally in international journals, discovered 3 new butterflies and one mammal record for Costa Rica, and has executed several taxonomic and ecological studies. He is currently a naturalist tour leader in Corcovado National Park, where he has traveled for over 6 years exploring the jungles. Currently, he is finishing his degree in Natural Resources Protection at the Distance State University (UNED).


2 thoughts on “Jim Córdoba-Alfaro

  • June 21, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    I am staying at Lapa Rios and I would like to hire Jim Cordova for one day of nature hiking. There are 3 in my group- me, wife, and son. We are leaving on Tuesday. Please reply to this address. We are friends of Matt Douglas.

    • July 14, 2019 at 6:27 pm

      Hi Paul!
      Thanks for commenting on our website, unfortunately, we just saw your comment now that you may no longer be in Costa Rica. Also, during those days Jim was in San Jose attending different events therefore he wouldn’t be able to guide you anyways. It is convenient to contact us to info@insectopiamuseum.org well in advance to book a tour with us. Thanks for considering us. Hoping you enjoyed Costa Rica.
      Kindly, Alejandra.


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