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New Firefly Species Discovered Delaware
2013-10-11 08:04:20

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dr. Christopher Heckscher, associate professor of environmental science at Delaware State University (DSU), has become the first at that institution to discovery a new animal species. His discovery, a new firefly species among the Photuris genus , was described in the journal Entomological News. Dr. Heckscher originally discovered the new firefly, named Photuris mysticalampas, in 2004 when he was working as the state zoologist for...


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