World Environment News

New Insect Called Mantophasmatodea Discovered in Namibia

Date: 26-Mar-02
Country: NAMIBIA
Author: JN/CRB

New Insect Called Mantophasmatodea Discovered in NamibiaPhoto: STR

Photo: STR

The newly-discovered insect called Mantophasmatodea, which has been dubbed "gladiator" by the scientists who dicovered it. Scientists from the National Museum of Namibia, which led the expedition, said they uncovered the new inspect species in Namibia's remote Brandberg mountains. Live and dead specimens of the insect will be sent on loan to Germany for study. Picture taken March 18, 2002.

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