Little did we know about beetle diversity: Astonishing 138 new species in a single genus

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 12:00 in Biology & Nature

The tropics are home to an extraordinary diversity of insect species. How great is it, exactly? We do not know, but today, researchers at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History published a study on tropical beetles that can help us progress towards an answer to this question. The paper was published in the open access, peer-reviewed journal Zookeys.

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