5 New long-haired wasp species found in India [ Current Affairs ]
Scientists from India have discovered 5 new long - haired species of wasps from different parts of the country. They were discovered by researchers from National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources.
- These species are named ‘adikeshavus’ which in Sanskrit means ‘first one to have long hairs’.
- The community of these new five wasp species have been categorized by its exclusive preference for spider eggs i. e. parasitising on these relatively medium - sized eggs.
- They have minute wings which allow them to slip through the silk strands of the egg sacs.
- These sacs which are dumped in leaf litter by the spiders.
- These 5 wasp species have a unchanging length of 1 to 2mm and cluster into groups.
- Their discovery would help researchers to yield large number of species of parasitoids attacking spider eggs in India.
- Published on: November 18, 2015