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Greek and Russian experts discover new species of Rhodes insect

Greek and Russian experts discover new species of Rhodes insect
Greek and Russian scientists discovered a new species of insect in Rhodes, and specifically in the Valley of Butterflies.

Sotiris Alexiou, a biologist, found this new species of cricket which was sent to St.Petersburg to be examined by the Russian expert on entomology Andrey Gorotsov. The new species is named "Ovaliptila rhodos" to honour the Greek island, where it was found. This species of cricket is endemic to the island, it is a night creature and has been found solely in the Valley of Butterflies.

The description and analysis of the new species of the cricket found in Rhodes has been published in the Proceedings of the Zoological Institute RAS (Proceedings ZIN),a peer-reviewed journal as a scientific article.../IBNA

 

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