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A New Species Of Insect Discovered

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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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pretty pretty

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Yes yes,pretty !

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Yes, pretty pretty yes!

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Always nice to hear!

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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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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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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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Nice Roadrunner Mantis!

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

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New insect species discovered on Flickr

Another IE Bug?

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

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they still havent found wat caused the "bloop" yet

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

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Cool! It's a bug with a picture of a bug on it's wings! Or it looks poor that to me anyway... Hehe!

Edited by Lava_Lady

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oops made a mistake,My bad

Edited by The Unseen

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