A new, robust molecular and morphological analysis of beetles in the family Dermestidae improves understanding of the group's evolutionary relationships—valuable knowledge for pest management, trade regulations, and forensic entomology.
DNA barcoding reveals that phorid fly species Megaselia sulphurizona comprises at least 16 species. Researchers say their findings may be just the tip of the iceberg of cryptic biodiversity in Megaselia flies.
A tiny parasitoid wasp species, long considered a generalist with more than 65 different host species, is revealed in a new study to actually comprise at least 16 different species, identical in appearance but genetically distinct.
An entomologist envisions a future in which non-fungible tokens (NFTs) could drive collecting of 3D virtual models of insect holotype specimens, thereby subsidizing increased digitization of entomological collections and discovery of new species.