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New species of wasp found by college student

New species of wasp found by college student

Insects, New Species, Species Discovery November 28, 2017 at 12:00 pm

University of Maine student Hillary Morin Peterson of Brunsiwck Maine discovered the tiny, non-stinging wasp while conducting work for her undergraduate honors thesis.  Peterson was able to attend a 2015 BioBlitz at Acadia National Park focuse don finding hymenoptra, and by the end of the event she had been offered an internship with The Smithsonian to continue her research.

New species of teddy bear bee discovered

New species of teddy bear bee discovered

Insects, New Species November 22, 2017 at 12:32 pm

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.

A new plasterer bee, one of many more bees to be identified in Chile

A new plasterer bee, one of many more bees to be identified in Chile

Insects, New Species February 14, 2017 at 1:13 pm

New species realized after DNA analysis of Chilean plasterer bees.  There ar over 2000 bee species in this family, and many more to discover through DNA barcoding analyses.  

Creepy crypt-keeper wasp

Creepy crypt-keeper wasp

Insects, New Species January 25, 2017 at 11:23 am

The wasp deposits an egg in the developing gall wasp.  The young eventually chews its way to freedom – through its host’s head.

New Wasp Species Discovered Parasitizing Pests of Pine Trees

New Wasp Species Discovered Parasitizing Pests of Pine Trees

Insects, New Species January 25, 2017 at 12:29 am

A new parasitoid wasp species has been discovered in China. The new species is known to parasitize larvae of two species of Dioryctria, which are serious pests of pine trees, and was found during a survey looking for natural enemies of Dioryctria pryeri and D. abietella.  This finding is important because the new species could potentially be used as a biological control agent.

Nine new ‘ant-like’ bee species found in Utah

Nine new ‘ant-like’ bee species found in Utah

Insects, New Species December 28, 2016 at 8:46 pm

A team of Utah State University researchers has found nine new species of bees that are found only in the Western United States, including Utah.

These bees make their homes in sandstone

These bees make their homes in sandstone

Insects, New Species September 14, 2016 at 8:27 am

The bee Anthophora pueblo was first discovered by retired USDA-ARS research entomologist Frank Parker almost 40 years ago, when he collected samples of their nests at two sites in Utah’s San Rafael Desert. His research was never published, nor was the species formally identified, until now.  Researchers have been investigating this unusual new species of bee that doesn’t build its nest in a hollow tree or dig a burrow in the soil like ordinary bees, but instead carves itself a long-lasting home in sandstone cliffs.

Four New Wasp Species Identified in China

Four New Wasp Species Identified in China

New Species September 9, 2016 at 8:31 am

The newfound species are parasitoid wasps which lays eggs inside bee nests.  The emerging larvae feed on bee eggs and larvae, and the food reserves of the nest. The young wasps pupate in their hosts’ nests and emerge as adults in spring.

New Group Of Wasp Species Discovered In India

New Group Of Wasp Species Discovered In India

Insects, New Species November 12, 2015 at 12:00 am

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