Gutiérrez, during his all-too-short
life, became an expert on the scarab fauna of Chile. He
was a passionate collector in many parts of Chile, although
he never ventured outside of the country. He accumulated
60 drawers with about 20,000 specimens from Chile and most other
parts of the world (by exchange) in a very short period of time.
He published numerous papers wherein he described new genera
and species. In spite of being independent and always
working alone, he was generous with his knowledge and specimens.
He died of heart failure at the age of 35.
Olalquiaga Faure, G. 1953. Necrologia. Don
Ramon Gutiérrez (1917-1953).
Revista Chil. Ent. 3: 183-185.