Chile | December, 2015 |

Chile houses an unusual array of leeches due to geomorphological complexity of the country, as well as the climatic variables. Michael Tessler, currently at the American Museum of Natural History, and I set out to recover some of the diversity, with focus on Americobdella valdiviana and Mesobdella gemmata. We found both of these taxa and more. All in all, this was a very successful research trip and my first experience with Chilean food and culture – I highly recommend a visit.