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Smithsonian Science News –Meet the (flea) beetles! New species

By John Barrat | September 3, 2015 Nausea, vomiting and weakness are but a few of the symptoms one might anticipate after eating leaves from the Taiwanese shrub Erycibe henryi. This wild plant produces powerful toxins as a self-defense against herbaceous insects and other creatures that might otherwise feast upon its leaves. Yet one tiny flea beetle has outwitted this poisonous shrub. Meet Burumoseria yuae; it lives and feeds exclusively on E. henryi, gnawing large holes in its toxic leaves. The …

Invasive jumping worms on the move across state

By Lee Bergquist of the Journal Sentinel | June 23, 2015 The jumping worm — a destructive invasive species found in Wisconsin for the first time in Madison in October 2013 — has since turned up in multiple locations around the state, including Milwaukee. The discoveries prompted the state Department of Natural Resources to mount a public education campaign this summer aimed at slowing the spread of the wriggling worms. Originally from Asia, the worms are the most recent in a barrage of …

Watch the Amazing New Sea Creatures a Robot Sub Found Near Puerto Rico

… there. A few have been confirmed to be new species, including the ctenophore, which is a jellyfish-like animal. In addition, some new species of fish have been identified (though not yet been given names.) To continue reading this article and to view the video, please click on this link: Source: Watch the Amazing New Sea Creatures a Robot Sub Found Near Puerto Rico …

New species of glass frog has transparent skin and Kermit’s eyes | Daily Mail Online

By SARAH GRIFFITHS FOR MAILONLINE | April 18, 2015 Meet the see-thru frog! New species of amphibian has transparent skin to reveal its organs – and Kermit’s eyes Hyalinobatrachium dianae was found in the mountains of east Costa Rica It’s lime-coloured on top but has translucent skin on its underside Glass frog has a distinctive mating call that resembles a tin whistle Distinguished from other glass frogs by its eyes, which look like Kermit’s A new species of glass …

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