Dr. Aimee Lynn B. Dupo is MNH's curator for moths and spiders. She is currently Professor 10 at the Institute of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, UPLB and designated as the Secretary of the UPLB Graduate School. Aimee obtained her PhD in Entomology (2011), MS in Entomology minor in Genetics (2003) and BS Agriculture major in Entomology (1999) from UPLB. 

She is a member of the following organizations: Philippine Society for the Study of Nature, Association of Systematic Biologists, Biology Teachers’ Association, Philippine Association of Entomologists and the National Research Council of the Philippines. She has participated in the Higher Education Leadership Academy and became a Global Youth Academy Fellow of the ASEAN Science Leadership Program.

Aimee was recognized and awarded by the National Academy of Science and Technology as one of the country's Outstanding Young Scientists in 2015. Two years later, she was chosen as UPLB's Outstanding Teacher in the Biological Sciences in 2017 and won the Faces of the Teacher Award of the Bato Balani Foundation Inc.

Dr. Dupo is also an accredited pesticide/fertilizer bioefficacy and supervised pesticide residue trial researcher.

Important Publications

  • C Tautel, AB Dupo (2017) New species of Geometrinae from the Philippines in the genera Comostola and Albinospila. Antenor. 4:141-146.
  • KJ Nuneza KJ, OM Nuneza, ALB Dupo (2016) Species Richness of Lepidoptera in Bega Watershed, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, Philippines. Bulletin of Environment, Pharmacology, and Life Sciences 5:83-90.
  • A Patiño, ALA Barrion-Dupo, OM Nuñeza (2016) Rapid assessment of spider fauna in Marilog District, Davao City, Philippines. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences 8(1):95-109.
  • JV Juario, OM Nuñeza, ALB Dupo (2016) Species richness of spiders in Sacred Mountain, Marawi City, Philippines Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences 8(1):86-94.
  • JA Lalisan, ALB Dupo, OM Nuňeza (2015) Diversity of spiders along an elevational gradient in Mt.Pinukis, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences 7(5):190-201.
  • JB Rasalan, ALA Barrion-Dupo, PRD Bicaldo, MP Sotto (2015) Spider assemblages of Puting Bato Cave 3-4 and surrounding karst forest environs, with additional notes on the cave-dwelling nature of Phlogiellus kwebaburdeos. Mus. Pub. Nat. His. 4:18-25.
  • ALA Barrion-Dupo, AT Barrion (2015) Chrysso makiling, a new species of comb-footed spider (Araneae: Theridiidae) from Mt. Makiling, Laguna, Luzon Island, Philippines. Asia Life Sciences 24(1):21-26.
  • ALA Barrion-Dupo, AT. Barrion (2014) First record of Genus Prolochus Thorell, 1985 (Araneae: Tetragnathidae) from the Philippines, with description of a new species from Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve, Laguna. Philippine Entomologist 28(2):194- 225.
  • ALA Barrion-Dupo, AT Barrion, JB Rasalan (2014) A new cave-dwelling mygalomorph spider of the genus Phlogiellus Pocock, 1897 (Araneae: Theraphosidae: Selecosmiinae) from Burdeos, Polillo Island, Quezon Province, Philippines. Philippine Journal of Systematic Biology 8:1-15.
  • DMO Garciano, OM Nuňeza, ALA Barrion-Dupo (2014) Species richness of spiders in Mt. Matutum, South Cotabato, Philippines. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences 4(6):214-224.
  • CD Dacanay, ALA Barrion-Dupo, OM Nuňeza (2014) Rapid assessment of spider fauna of Pulacan falls, Zamboanga Del Sur, Philippines. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences 5(1):455-464.
  • ILL Lit, Jr., MC Lit, ALA Barrion-Dupo (2014) Three New Records of Defoliators (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae, Pyralidae & Sphingidae) onSome Ornamental Plants in Laguna, Philippines. Philippine Agricultural Scientist 97(1):67-72.
  • ALA Barrion-Dupo, CGB Banaay, IAF Lambio, FS Maranan, MAF Rabena, RJD Flores, RC Deyto AM Fajardo,  IL Lit, Jr. (2013) Effect of population density on larval dispersion and pit construction of the antlion, Myrmeleon angustipennis Banks (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae). Asian Journal of Biological Sciences 6(2):131-137.
  • EJ Perez, ALA Barrion-Dupo (2013) Arthropod Community Structure during the Early Stages of Leaf Litter Decomposition. Asian Journal of Biodiversity 4:84-98.
  • ALA Barrion-Dupo (2013) New Records of two species of Cleora Curtis (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) from Mt. Makiling, Luzon, with a full checklist of species known from the Philippines. Checklist 9(2):452-454. 
  • LA Adamat, EE Bermudo, MAJ Torres, ALA Barrion-Dupo, CG Demayo (2013) Describing frequency of occurrence, size and stabilimentum-building behavior of four species of orb-web building Argiope spiders. ELBA Bioflux 5(1):28-37.
  • AT Barrion, ALA Barrion-Dupo, JLA Catindig, SC Villareal, D Cai, Q Yuan and KL Heong (2012) New species of spiders (Araneae) from Hainan Island, China. UPLB Museum Publications in Natural History 3:1-103.
  • LA Adamat, MAJ Torres, JA Gorospe, ALA Barrion-Dupo and CG Demayo (2011) Orb web design of garden spider, Argiope appensa (Walckenaer, 1841) (Araneae: Araneidae).Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 5(3):175-184.
  • AT Barrion, ALA Barrion-Dupo, SS Villareal and C Ducheng (2011) Tetragnatha heongi,a new species of long-jawed orb spider (Araneae: Tetragnathidae: Tetragnathinae) from Hainan Island, China. Asia Life Sciences 20(2):385-394.
  • ALA Barrion-Dupo, EF Costales EF, IT Ngaloy (2010) Annotated List of Described Milionia (Lepidoptera:Geometridae) Species in the Philippines with Notes on their Distribution. Journal of Nature Studies 9(1):49-52.
  • MAJ Torres, AT Barrion, RC Joshi, LS Sebastian, AA Barrion, ALA Barrion-Dupo, CG Demayo (2010) Systematic relationships of rice black bugs, Scotinophara spp. inferred using nonmetric multidimensional scaling technique and parsimony analysis. Egypt. Acad. J. biolog. Sci. 3(1):113-131.
  • LR Abrenica-Adamat, MAJ Torres, AA Barrion, A Dupo, CG Demayo (2009) The influence of prey on size, capture area and mesh height of the orb-web of the garden spider, Argiope aemula (Walckenaer, 1841) (Araneae: Araneidae). Egypt. Acad. J. biolog. Sci. 1(1):65-71.
  • LR Abrenica-Adamat, MAJ Torres, AA Barrion, ALB Dupo, Demayo (2009) Salient features of the orb-web of the garden spider, Argiope luzona (Walckenaer, 1841) (Araneae: Araneidae) Egypt. Acad. J. biolog. Sci. 1(1):73-83.
  • ALA Barrion-Dupo, IAF Lambio, FS Maranan, TLA Honrade (2009) Community Structure of a Fragmented Mossy Forest in Bauko, Mt. Province. Journal of Nature Studies 8(3):1-8.
  • ALA Barrion-Dupo (2009) Arachnophagy by the Philippine Scops Owl, Otusmega lotis Walden. Philipp. Ent. 23(2):174-178.
  • ALB Dupo, AT Barrion (2009) Taxonomy and General Biology of Delphacid Planthoppers in Rice Agroecosystems. IN: Planthoppers: new threats to the sustainability of rice production systems in Asia. Los Banos (Philippines: International Rice Research Institute. pp. 3-156.
  • ALA Barrion-Dupo (2008) Taxonomy of Philippine Derby Spider. Asia Life Sciences 17(2):231-248.
  • FGdM Genil, AA Barrion, LN Villamael, ALA Barrion-Dupo, AT Barrion (2007) Testicular Cells and Chromosomes of the Rice Black bug, Scotinophara sp. (coarctata group) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) Sampled from Rice Fields in the Bicol Region. Philipp. Ent. 21(2):173-185.
  • AT Barrion, RC Joshi, ALA Barrion-Dupo, LC Sebastian (2007) Systematics of the Philippine Rice Black Bug, Scotinophara Stal (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in Rice Black Bugs. Philippines: PhilRice. pp.1-179.
  • ALA Barrion-Dupo, FGdM Genil, LN Villamael, AA (2007) Comparative Karyology of Philippine Black Bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) Sampled from the Bicol Region and Laguna in Rice Black Bugs. Philippines: PhilRice. pp.191-202.
  • CMV Velasco, AA Barrion, ALA Barrion (2006) Research Note: Egg Choromosomes of the Subterranean Termites Hospitalitermes luzonensis OSHIMA (ISOPTERA: TERMITIDAE). Philipp. Ent. 20(1):94-101.
  • AT Barrion, ALA Barrion (2002) Rice Entomology: Recent Developments in the Management of Insect Pests in the Philippines. Philipp. Ent. 16(2):117-127.
  • AT Barrion, AA Barrion, ALA Barrion (2000) Checklist of Philippine Spiders (Araneae: Arachnida). U.P. Los Baños Museum of Natural History. 17p.