Insects

New cicada species discovered in Switzerland and Italy

New cicada species discovered in Switzerland and Italy

Insects, New Species February 22, 2015 at 12:00 am

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New Wasp Species Named after Chief Crazy Horse and Wile…

New Wasp Species Named after Chief Crazy Horse and Wile…

Celebrity Taxa, Insects, New Species February 12, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Nineteen Speedy New Praying Mantis Species Discovered f…

Nineteen Speedy New Praying Mantis Species Discovered f…

Insects, New Species February 10, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Four New Species of Bush Crickets Discovered in Museum …

Four New Species of Bush Crickets Discovered in Museum …

Insects, New Species February 10, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Two New Fruit Fly Species Discovered in Brazil

Insects, New Species January 4, 2015 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Entomology Today | Journal: Journal of Insect Science Category: Insects | Taxa: Rhinoleucophenga montensis, Rhinoleucophenga tangaraensis | Named for: Tangar

Seven New Species of Blind Cave Beetles Discovered in Southern China

Insects, New Species November 18, 2014 at 12:00 am

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New Ant Species Thrives by Hacking Another Species’s Cu…

New Ant Species Thrives by Hacking Another Species’s Cu…

Insects, New Species November 17, 2014 at 12:00 am

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New species of poppy pollinating fly discovered in China

New species of poppy pollinating fly discovered in China

Insects, New Species November 17, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Smithsonian Science | Category: Insects | Taxa: | Named for: Other reports: Scientists studying pollinators of the yellow poppy (Meconopsis integrifolia) in the highlands of southern China have discovered a striking new species of flower fly that mimics the bumble bee. The new fly, named Sericomyia khamensis, has evolved to resemble a bumble bee as a way to fool predators into leaving them alone.

Deadbeat ant species branched off as parasite inside it…

Deadbeat ant species branched off as parasite inside it…

Insects, New Species November 10, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Smithsonian Insider | Journal: Current Biology Category: Arthropods | Taxa: Mycocepurus castrator | Named for: Other reports: A newly-discovered species of ant supports a controversial theory of species formation. The ant, known to live only under a single eucalyptus tree on the Sa?o Paulo State University campus in Brazil, branched off from its original species while living in the same colony, something thought rare in current models of evolutionary development.

New Tarantula (Not Beetle) Named After John Lennon

Celebrity Taxa, Insects, New Species November 10, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: National Geographic News | Journal: Zookeys Category: Arthropods | Taxa: Bumba lenno | Named for: John Lennon Other reports: Bumba lennoni is a new species of tarantula that lives in the Amazonian state of Par

New Mite Species Named After Jennifer Lopez

New Mite Species Named After Jennifer Lopez

Celebrity Taxa, Insects, New Species October 29, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Science, Space & Robots | Journal: Zookeys Category: Arthropods, Celebrity | Taxa: Litarachna lopezae | Named for: Jennifer Lopez Other reports: A new species of pontarachnid mite species has been discovered in Bajo de Sico, a coral reef in the Mona Passage off Puerto Rico. The researchers named the water mite, Litarachna lopezae, after singer Jennifer Lopez. The researchers say they named the mite after JLo because they enjoyed her music while they were writing the research paper.

Newly Discovered Ant Species Hides in Plain Sight

Insects, New Species October 23, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Science Blog | Journal: American Naturalist Category: Arthropods | Taxa: Cephalotes specularis | Named for: Other reports: Researchers plan and plot every considerable aspect of their work, but sometimes it

New ‘deadbeat’ ant evolved by mooching off its relatives

New ‘deadbeat’ ant evolved by mooching off its relatives

Evolution, Insects, New Species August 21, 2014 at 1:16 pm

A newly-discovered species of ant supports a controversial theory of species formation.  The ant, known to live only under a single eucalyptus tree on the São Paulo State University campus in Brazil, branched off from its original species while living in the same colony, something thought rare in current models of evolutionary development.    

Chewbacca bat, beetle with explosive farts among oddities spotted on Mozambique expedition

Celebrity Taxa, Insects, New Species June 4, 2013 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Mongabay | Category: Mammals, General | Taxa: Triaenops persicus | Named for: Other reports: The ”Chewbacca” bat, a cave-dwelling frog, bombardier beetles that unleash explosive farts as a defense mechanism, and a diminutive elephant shrew were among hundreds of species documented during a one-month survey of a park that was ravaged during Mozambique