Jump to content
Unexplained Mysteries uses cookies. By using the site you consent to our use of cookies as per our Cookie Policy.
Close X
Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -
Still Waters

A New Species Of Insect Discovered

17 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Still Waters

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Q-C

pretty pretty

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Simbi Laveau

Yes yes,pretty !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Timonthy

Yes, pretty pretty yes!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
schizoidwoman

Always nice to hear!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Majikwayz

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
pallidin

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.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mantis914

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...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
None of the above

Nice Roadrunner Mantis!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
UFO_Monster

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.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ashotep

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Junior Chubb
New insect species discovered on Flickr

Another IE Bug?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Harlequin Dreamer

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
csspwns

they still havent found wat caused the "bloop" yet

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
notoverrated

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Lava_Lady

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The Unseen

oops made a mistake,My bad

Edited by The Unseen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.