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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Researchers discover new species of insect

Researchers reveal their new findings, the insect with the name Duvalius abyssimus recently discovered in Krubera-Voronja cave, Russia. This six-legged animals seem to have a yellow body color.
Illustration of Duvalius abyssimus. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1kghAY8)
As reported by Gizmodo on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, this species reportedly found at a depth of 1.5 miles below the surface of the cave. This animal is a species that can live in the deepest cave system in the world.

Reportedly, Duvalius abyssimus has a quarter inch in length and have no pigment. Animals in the group of beetles were found in the depths of the cave, which has a temperature below 45 degrees Fahrenheit.

Duvalius abyssimus also has a pair of antennae that extends up to half of its body. Ana Sofia Reboleira, a researcher from the Universities of Aveiro and Vicente Ortuno of Alcala University discovered the new species were revealed in the Zootaxa journal. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GIZMODO]
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