Worth A Thousand Words

(A–B) holoype of Glenea gestroi Gahan, female, from Myanmar. (A) dorsal view. (B) lateral view. (C) holotype of Glenea luteomaculata Pic, male, from Vietnam. (D) holotype of Glenea bicoloricornis Pic, female, from Vietnam. Scale 2 mm.

The newly described genus, Bifidunguiglenea gen. nov., which is part of the Glenea gestroi Gahan species was previously undescribed. However, a recent study published in PLoS ONE on July 17th identified a mysterious claw on the female, as well as different genitalia, classifying it as a new genus. The discovery was made in Thailand.

Read the article here.

Image Citation: Lin M-Y, Tavakilian GL (2012) A New Genus Bifidunguiglenea gen. nov. Is Erected for the Species Glenea gestroi Gahan (Cerambycidae: Lamiinae: Saperdini). PLoS ONE 7(7): e40768. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0040768

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