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New species of wasp discovered by Canadian scientists

Jan 13, 2014 in Environment

Canadian researchers have found 16 new species of wasps from the Nearctic region. So far, seven of the species have been cataloged and described.

The Nearctic region is one of the eight terrestrial ecozones dividing the Earth's land surface. The Nearctic ecozone covers most of North America, including Greenland and the highlands of Mexico. Southern Mexico, southern Florida, Central America, and the Caribbean islands are part of the Neotropic ecozone, together with South America.

The specimens were identified as new species by using stereomicroscopy and a field-emission gun environmental scanning electron microscope.

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