Flickr Photo of Insect Identified As Never-Before-Seen Species [VIDEO]

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August 12, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!


When wildlife photographer Hock Ping Guek posted a picture of a delicate fly with patches of color on its wings to photo-sharing site Flickr, he didn’t know he had come across a never-before-seen species of lacewing.

Guek uploaded the picture after photographing the lacewing last year in a forest in Selangor, Malaysia. Entomologist Shaun Winterton contacted him months later, when he spotted the picture online, and identified it as an entirely new lacewing species.

Guek sent a sample of the insect to Winterton for testing, and scientific journal ZooKeys recently published results of the findings.

“I first saw and photographed this species i…
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