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A New Species Of Insect Discovered

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 06:51 PM

One day in May of 2011, Shaun Winterton was looking at pictures of bugs on the Internet when something unusual caught his eye.

It was a close shot of a green lacewing — an insect he knew well — but on its wing was an unfamiliar network of black lines and a few flecks of blue.

Winterton, a senior entomologist at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, has seen a lot of bugs. But he hadn't seen this species before.

"I sent the link to a few colleagues of mine," Winterton told The Picture Show. "They hadn't seen it either. And I realized: This thing's new."

http://www.npr.org/b...vered-on-flickr

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 07:01 PM

pretty pretty

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:42 AM

Yes yes,pretty !

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 10:33 AM

Yes, pretty pretty yes!


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Posted 14 August 2012 - 11:43 AM

Always nice to hear!


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Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:02 PM

I see some that look like these at my house lately, but they dont have the colored wings,this is very cool, i love seeing new bugs.


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Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:46 PM

Cute bug. I read somewhere that the estimated amount of undiscovered species, be it plant or animal is, uh, a lot.
Don't remember what that suggested figure is.


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Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:07 PM

All the lacewings I've seen are like a translucent green color... pretty cool!   When we used to live in a part of DFW that had a lot of pollution and factories, I remember I used to find gray and pink bugs, bright blue/green bugs, which may have been their natural coloration, not sure...


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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:25 PM

Nice Roadrunner Mantis!


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Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:47 PM

View Postpallidin, on 14 August 2012 - 02:46 PM, said:

Cute bug. I read somewhere that the estimated amount of undiscovered species, be it plant or animal is, uh, a lot.
Don't remember what that suggested figure is.

We discover thousands of new species every year. We definitely haven't found every species on this planet.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:20 PM

Cute bug but I would probably step on it if it were in my house.


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Posted 14 August 2012 - 10:13 PM

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New insect species discovered on Flickr

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 10:25 PM

Thats just great another bug creeping around the house eeww.     lol only joking. :tu:


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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:11 AM

they still havent found wat caused the "bloop" yet


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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:35 AM

srry i find it rly hard to care that we found one bug.

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