U.S. Scientists Discover Garuda Wasps in Sulawesi

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A predatory wasp of the little finger was found on a remote island in Sulawesi. Unique animal was found by scientists from the University of California, Davis, USA.

Lynn Kimsey who earned the nickname 'female wasps' on campus, for its expertise in Entimologi, the study of insect problems, revealed that he found a male wasps in length from 2 to 2.5 inches or 5.08 to 6.35 centimeters black. wasp was found in the last expedition in Mekongga Mountains, Southeast Sulawesi.

Scientists are particularly enthusiastic about this discovery. This insect-eating wasp has a very large jaws, to cover two sides of the head of a wasp. "When the jaws are open, the front leg length exceeds male wasps. I do not know how these animals could walk. The female wasp had a smaller body, but still larger than other members of the subfamily, Larrinae."

Lynn Kimsey plans to name the wasp, Wasp Garuda. "In accordance with a emblem of Indonesia," said Kimsey.

He added that the species is so far known only in North Sulawesi. "The first time I saw this bee, I have suspected that something was unusual," said Kimsey. Large-bodied wasp that he found is now studied at the Bohart Museum, UC, Kimsey-led institution.

Previously, the team of Ben Evans, zoologist from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, along with colleagues from Indonesia and the United States, found 13 species of fanged frogs. Also in Sulawesi.

Fanged frogs in the genus Limnonectes entry, aimed at naming the two protrusions in the lower jaw jawbone them. Although the fang-like, it's not true bulge teeth. Therefore, the frog has no teeth roots and characteristics.

Fanged frogs showed variations in Sulawesi island frog adaptation that consists of many mountains, with the environment and diverse micro-climates, from the wettest to driest in Indonesia. Also the environment variable that must be adapted vegetation.

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