New beetle to honor Canada

Main report: Introducing Apimela canadensis, the Canada 150 beetle
(Manitoulin Expositor)
Other Reporting: CTV News
Scientific Paper: Zookeys    (Plazi Treatment)
New Taxa: Apimela canadensis
Species named for: Canada, the country of origin, and to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Canada.
Categories: Insects | New Species

A new insect discovered in New Brunswick has been given a special name to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. Apimela canadensis is a small rove beetle, about 2–4 mm in length, that lives in sand and gravel along the shores of rivers and streams.

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