New species of wasp identified in Goa
30, May 2019
Prelims level : Mains level :
- A new species of wasp from the genus Kudakrumia has been recently identified by scientists in Goa.
- The wasp, Kudakrumia rangnekari, was named after Goa-based researcher Parag Rangnekar.
- The butterflies of this unique region resulted in a record of 220 species, of which 13 species had not been described before.
- The holotype is from Kotigao Wildlife Sanctuary of Goa of northern Western Ghats and the paratype is from Ranipuram hill of Kerala of southern Western Ghats.