New species of teddy bear bee discovered

Main report: New species of teddy bear bee discovered
(Australian Geographic)

Scientific Paper: not published   
New Taxa: Asarapoda
Categories: Insects | New Species
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A NEW species of teddy bear bee (Asarapoda) has been discovered in the small town of Laura, located in the Cape York Peninsula of northern Queensland, during a ‘bush blitz’ of the area.  According to Remko Leijs, a biologist from the South Australian Museum, who discovered the new teddy bear bee, the bee is yet to be named as he is currently conducting a revision of this particular family of bees.

The new species of teddy bear bee. Image credit: Robert Whyte

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