Sunday, March 21, 2010

"new" darkling beetle species

I'm sure that someone will look at this and think "Well, it's an OK picture, but it looks like every other brownish-black beetle I've ever seen.", but this is actually a "new" species, as in one that has not been formally described, although it is known/thought by at least one expert to be a different species than the species that have been described in its genus. The genus is Helops, with no common name that I know of, and this particular one only lives in FL as far as is known. While the picture itself may not be that interesting, I thought that the idea that new species are still being found might interest some people.

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