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New beetle emerges from Gran Canaria’s subsoil
1 June 2015 8:37
SINC

Thanks to research carried out since 2003 on the subsoil of Gran Canaria, two Spanish scientists have discovered a new species of beetle, which they have called Oromia thoracica. This blind weevil shares the same brownish-grey colour as the subsoil fauna and has a flattened body and thorax almost covering its head, an adaptation to life underground.

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New species of beetle in the world’s deepest cave
30 June 2014 9:17
José Antonio Peñas.

Ilustración de Duvalius abyssimus. / Sinc - José Antonio Peñas.

A Spaniard and a Portuguese discover a new species of beetle in the world’s deepest cave
30 June 2014 9:00
SINC

The unusual habitat of the Krubera cave in the Western Caucasus remains a mystery. Researchers from two Spanish universities have discovered a new species of beetle in the depths of this cave.

A new species of Canarian beetle has been discovered
9 December 2013 10:08
SINC

Miguel A. Alonso Zarazaga, a researcher from the Spanish National Museum of Natural Sciences has discovered a new genus of Coleoptera on the Canary Islands, which he has named Moreiba. These beetles are members of the weevil family, a group that causes severe damage to crops.