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Beautiful New Species Of Moth Discovered In China
2013-06-20 10:53:52

Scientists describe a new striking species of moth from China with an engaging wing pattern.

New Species Of Yellow Slug Moth Discovered In China
2013-06-04 15:06:58

A recent study of the representatives of the Monema genus in China records 4 species and a subspecies present in the country, one of which is newly described to science.

Beautiful Butterfly With Green Eyes Discovered In Texas
2013-05-28 15:18:06

A new butterfly species from Texas, given the common name Vicroy's Ministreak, was discovered because of its striking olive green eye color, and was given a formal scientific name (Ministrymon janevicroy).

Two New Miniature Spider Species Discovered In China
2013-05-22 13:27:36

Two new minute spider species have been discovered from the Sichuan and Chongqing, China.

71 New Wasp Species Discovered In Southeast Asia
2013-04-23 11:51:30

A new study greatly expands knowledge of the wasp genus Oxyscelio. A total of 90 species are recognized from the Indo-Malayan and Palearctic realms of Asia, 71 of which are described here as new species.

Two New Species Of Worm Discovered In Gobi Desert
2013-04-09 13:53:48

Pensoft Publishers The 'Mongolian Death Worm', called olgoi-khorkhoi by the local population is a legendary animal with an unconfirmed existence that has preoccupied the imagination of the inhabitants and travelers in the region. It is said to inhabit the southern Gobi Desert where it terrorizes travelers with its deadly abilities to project acid that, upon contact, turns anything it touches yellow and corroded. Two new sub-species of earthworms, Eisenia nordenskioldi mongol and E. n....

Skadar Lake Surprises With New Species Of Snails
2013-03-29 11:20:36

Scientists have recently discovered the new snail species Karucia sublacustrina. The new species inhabits the ancient lake of Skadar that is situated at the border between Montenegro and Albania.

New Species Of Fish Discovered In The Streams Of Manyas Lake Basin In Turkey
2013-03-08 14:27:06

The newly described species Alburnoides manyasensis, belongs to the large carp family Cyprinidae that includes freshwater fish such as carps, minnows, and their relatives.

27 New Moth Species Described In The Latest Issue Of ZooKeys
2013-02-06 13:41:47

Since its inception in 2009, the "Contributions to the systematics of New World macro- moths" series in ZooKeys has been playing an important role in publishing taxonomic changes and new discoveries concerning moth diversity in North America.

Biocontrol Research Discovers New Cryptic Species On Brazilian Peppertree In Florida
2013-02-06 13:30:04

Dr Michael Pogue, a Research Entomologist in the ARS Systematic Entomology Laboratory, at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, was sent a series of moth specimens from Bahia, Brazil, for identification. The insects were under consideration as a possible biocontrol agent for the invasive Brazilian peppertree in Florida.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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