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Scientists identify a New Species of Wasp in Goa

Scientists have recently identified a new species of Wasp from the genus Kudakrumia in Goa.
Scientists identify a New Species of Wasp in Goa

Details:

  • The Wasp, Kudakrumia Rangnekari, has been named after Goa-based researcher Parag Rangnekar.
  • It belongs to the genus Kudakrumia.
  • The Kudakrumia is a genus of primitive Wasps that is described and previously known only from Sri Lanka.
  • The new species was collected from Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • The Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary is located in South Goa district, of Goa.
  • The sanctuary was established in 1968.

What is a Wasp?

  • A Wasp is any insect of the order Hymenoptera and suborder Apocrita that is neither a bee nor an ant.
  • Wasps are adept at controlling pest populations and are regularly deployed to protect crops.
  • For example, in Brazil, farmers control sugarcane borers with a kind of parasitic wasp.

About Mr. Parag Rangnekar:

  • Mr. Parag Rangnekar's quest to document the butterflies of this unique region resulted in a record of 220 species, of which 13 species had not been spotted before.
  • Mr. Rangnekar, who is the founder-president of the Goa Bird Conservation Network (GBCN), has now taken up the documentation of the dragonflies in the State.
  • He wrote 'Butterflies of Goa', a first field guide with photographs of the species found in the Goa region.

Question:

Q. Scientists have recently identified a new species of Wasp from the genus Kudakrumia in which state of India?
a. Madhya Pradesh
b. Assam
c. Goa
d. Kerela
Scientists identify a New Species of Wasp in Goa Scientists identify a New Species of Wasp in Goa Reviewed by Neha Verma on June 02, 2019 Rating: 5

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