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  • Inimia nat- New species of praying mantis discovered 2023

    diciembre 22, 2023 1 lectura mínima

    Entomology • 2023] Inimia nat• A Revision of the Genus ImaTindale (Mantodea: Nanomantidae: Fulciniinae) with the Description of A New Genus

    Inimia nat  
     Connors, Yeeles, Lach & Rentz, 2023 
     
    photo: Brendan James
     
    Abstract
    Ima fusca is one of a number of unusual and infrequently collected Australian mantises about which relatively little is known. Long considered a single species, morphological studies instead revealed the presence of a second cryptic species. We here describe this species as Ima corymbia sp. nov. and redescribe both Ima and Ima fusca in detail. Additionally, we describe a unique, robust species allied to Ima that was discovered with the aid of citizen science, Inimia nat gen. et sp. nov. In light of this discovery, we provide keys to both the Australian Fulciniini genera and to the species of Ima. Finally, we provide detailed behavioural and ecological records for all three species, including the peculiar host plant specificity of Ima spp. We document and discuss this specificity in depth and suggest several possible reasons for its occurrence.

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    Invasive claims and irresponsible advice
    Invasive claims and irresponsible advice

    abril 13, 2024 2 lectura mínima

    This article is addressed to those who don’t understand how an ecosystem and environment works. There are deeper factors requiring serious consideration
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    Is it time for insect researchers to consider their subjects’ welfare?
    Is it time for insect researchers to consider their subjects’ welfare?

    abril 08, 2024 3 lectura mínima

    Recent evidence suggests that at least some insect species might plausibly feel pain. This Perspective argues that researchers need to rethink the welfare implications of these findings for experiments that use insects.

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    My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis Children’s book
    My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis Children’s book

    abril 07, 2024 1 lectura mínima

    Some big birds landed near me I did my cool trick pretending to be a stick in the wind, they flew away…
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