Total of 21 new parasitoid wasps following the first ever revision of their genus

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  • September 11, 2018
  • As many as twenty-one species of parasitoid wasps are described as new to science, following the first ever revision of their genus since its establishment back in 1893. The study simultaneously updates the count of species within the genus (Chromoteleia) to 27 in total, produces a systematic revision of the world’s representatives of this group […]

    One species described multiple times: How taxonomists contribute to biodiversity discovery

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  • March 29, 2018
  • While working on a rare little known group of Oriental wasps that most likely parasitise the eggs of grasshoppers, locusts or crickets, not only did a team of four entomologists discover four previously unknown species, but they also found that another four species within the same genus (Habroteleia) were in fact all one and the […]