Jul 052007

Välkelude by Teemu Rintala

PUTTE, the finnish biodiversity program has discovered 1400 new species in the finnish nature. Of whom 180 are new to science altogether.

So, the research is by no means constrained to amazonian highlands or remote islands – even though such hotbeds have more new species on a single square meter than uncovered here.

The depicted creature is välkelude one of the many new insects covered during the study. The program is far from over, and the researchers aim to publish a number of books on less-known groups during the next four years.

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