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Newly Discovered Wasp Named After UC Riverside
2013-05-07 12:13:16

University of California - Riverside Serguei Triapitsyn discovered the wasp from the Russian Far East, and named it Gonatocerus ucri An entomologist at the University of California, Riverside discovered a new wasp species in Russia and named it after the university, commonly abbreviated as UCR. Serguei V. Triapitsyn, principal museum scientist at the Entomology Research Museum on campus, had been sorting wasps from the Russian Far East, when he discovered several tiny female...

Image 1 - Wasp Found In New York Shows Up In Southern California
2012-01-25 04:00:42

UC Riverside entomologist discovered Gonatocerus ater in Irvine; wasp arrived in the United States from Europe In August 2010, an entomologist at the University of California, Riverside discovered a tiny fairyfly wasp in upstate New York that had never been seen in the United States until then. Nearly exactly a year later, he discovered the wasp in Irvine, Calif., strongly suggesting that the wasp is well established in the country. Called Gonatocerus ater, the wasp is about 1...

Rarest Bumblebee in US Discovered In New Mexico
2011-12-06 13:13:20

Researchers from University of California Riverside (UCR), have recently rediscovered one of the rarest species of bumblebee in the United States - one that has not been seen in over 50 years. The Cockerell´s Bumblebee was found in the White Mountains of south-central New Mexico this last summer. Douglas Yanega, senior museum scientist at UC Riverside explains the rarity of this find, "Most bumblebees in the US are known from dozens to thousands of specimens, but not this species."...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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