Scientist collects 30 sawfly species not previously reported from Arkansas

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  • May 16, 2016
  • Sawflies and wood wasps form a group of insects that feed mainly on plants when immature. Field work by Dr. Michael Skvarla, which was conducted during his Ph.D. research at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA, has uncovered 30 species of these plant-feeding wasps that were previously unknown in the state. The study is published it […]

    Predator from a tank: New water mite genus from bromeliad phytotelmata

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  • August 6, 2015
  • An extensive sampling effort in bromeliad aquatic fauna in Brazilian subtropical area of the Atlantic rainforest, revealed a new water mite genus and a new species in the Atlantic rainforests in São Paulo, Brazil. This research is published in the open-access journal ZooKeys. The scientist chose to name the new genusBromeliacarus after its host and […]