María Violeta Tarrío

María Violeta Tarrío

Technician FuEDEI

Telephone: +54 11 4452 1882
Area of expertise: Especies Invasoras (insectos).


Licentiate in Environmental Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, on going

Research focus:

I am working on the Hypogeococcus sp. “Harrisia Cactus Mealybug” project, in which I take care of the breeding and maintenance of the mealybugs, as well as of the two candidate species for their biological control: Anagyrus cachamai and A. lapachosus. I also carry out the cultivation and maintenance of the host cacti of this invasive species.


I am currently earning my degree in Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Agronomy, UBA). My thesis deals with aquatic insects as bioindicators of water quality in an urban protected area. In this same area, I work as a volunteer and I have also collaborated with surveys of Lepidoptera. At the same time, I work as a second assistant in the FAUBA Chair in Agricultural Zoology.

Participation in projects:

Hypogeococcus sp. (Harrisia Cactus Mealybug) | 2019 to present