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Xalapa

(hälä`pä) or

Xalapa Enriquez

(hälä`pä ānrē`kās), city (1990 pop. 279,451), capital of Veracruz state, E central Mexico, on the slopes of the Sierra Madre Oriental. It is located in a rich agricultural region of fertile valleys. Its cool climate, beautiful parks and artificial lakes, and the proximity of interesting villages and ruins and of scenic Mt. Orizaba make Xalapa a popular resort. The site of a pre-Columbian city, Xalapa was captured by Cortés in 1519. It was a commercial center during the Spanish colonial era, but declined in the late 18th cent., after which it served as an important military base. The local museum has an excellent archaeological collection, notably a group of colossal Olmec heads, which is displayed in the open air. The city, also called Jalapa, is the seat of the Univ. of Veracruz.
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Piso Lomas del Estadio, CP 91090, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico; phone: +52 228 842-17-08; fax: +52 228 817-06-37; email: dcanales@uv.
XALAPA, Veracruz, Mexico, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- "Clear and Present Danger," starring Harrison Ford as the CIA's Jack Ryan, completed principal photography on March 15 for the Motion Picture Group of Paramount Pictures.
ERNESTO RUELAS INZUNZA, Instituto de Biotecnologfa y Ecologta Aplicada, Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Veracruz 91090, Mexico; e-mail: ruelas.
1) Instituto de Investigaciones Biologicas, Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
Postal 575, Xalapa, Veracruz, 91000, Mexico; URL: www.
The information presented herein comes from 3 main sources: a) specimens collected by the first author (FHB), and deposited in the code collection: SEMARNAT/CITES/CP-0026-VER/05, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico (CPFHB); b) review of 5 institutional collections: Natural History museum of the City of Mexico (MHNCM), National Collection of Insects, Biology Institute of the National University of Mexico (CNIIBUNAM), Natural History Museum, London, UK (BMNH), Lepidoptera Collection of the University of Colima (UCOL), and the entomological collection of the College of the Southern Border, Chiapas (ECO-SC-E), and c) review of literature with particular emphasis on Druce (1884), Hampson (1898), Draudt (1916), and Hernandez-Baz (2012), which allowed us to obtain collecting data.
Red de Interacciones Multitroficas, Apartado Postal 63, Xalapa, Veracruz 91000, Mexico.
The study area consisted of cloud forest and secondary riparian growth bordering the Rio Pixquiac (19[degrees] 30' 25" N, 96[degrees] 57' 39" W; 1,348 m above sea level) 6 km west of the city of Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.
5 km south of the city of Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico encompassing an area of 55 ha.