25 Jan '12, 12am

Photos: 46 new species found in little-explored Amazonian nation

Photos: 46 new species found in little-explored Amazonian nation

Potentially new species of damselfly, a male and female of Argia sp. in tandem at Iwana Samu. Argia is the most speciose damselfly genus in the New World, and four of the eight species of this genus found during this RAP are new to science. The new species photographed here breeds in forest swamps and its adults perch on rocks, logs, and twigs close to water’s surface, and on leaves, twigs and on the ground along forest trails near swamps, usually on bare substrates in the sun. Photo by © Natalia von Ellenrieder.

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0124-hance_suriname_newspec...

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