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Four New Species Discovered in Insect Collections

Four previously unknown cricket species were discovered by a researcher working with insect collections in Spain and Germany. Bruno Massa of the University of Palermo made the discoveries.

“European museums preserved collections containing thousands of specimens coming from all the world in the last two centuries,” Massa said. “Of course, many of them still need to be studied and identified.”

Read the paper in ZooKeys or coverage in The Washington Post.

Four New Species Discovered in Insect Collections
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