Contact: Carol Hughes
Arizona State University
Caption: A photographic illustration of a lateral view of a new species of a rugged, and hairy, darkling beetle, Stenomorpha roosevelti. The new species of beetle, covered in thick dark hair with golden setal pads on tarsal segments of legs, was discovered in the protected area of Cuatro Ciénegas, a biodiversity-rich oasis in Coahuila, Mexico. It was discovered and named by Aaron Smith, a postdoctoral research associate at ASU; Kelly Miller, an assistant professor and curator of arthropods for the Museum of Southwestern Biology at the University of New Mexico; and Quentin Wheeler, a professor and founding director of the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University.
Credit: Rebecca Dornburg/International Institute for Species Exploration/Arizona State University
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