Navigation Links
Thirty-nine new species of endemic cockroach discovered in the southwestern US and Mexico
Date:2/26/2014

A genus of cockroach in the poorly studied family Corydiidae has been revised for the first time since 1920. The revision has resulted in the discovery and description of 39 new species of Arenivaga, a genus which previously held nine species. The Corydiidae family of roaches is found worldwide and its constituents are frequently found in harsh, dry habitats not usually associated with cockroaches. They are also often subterranean in their habits making their presence easily overlooked.

The study was completed over a four-year period by Heidi Hopkins, who is a cockroach taxonomic specialist and PhD candidate at the University of New Mexico, Museum of Southwestern Biology, in Albuquerque, NM. Her results have been published in the open access journal ZooKeys.

'The extent of the radiation of this genus is quite surprising', said Hopkins. 'These animals have remarkable adaptations that allow them to succeed in some of the harshest places on earth. I suspect that the thorough application of modern collection methods would reveal many more species of Arenivaga across Mexico, and many more species of Corydiidae in the deserts and dry places of the rest of the world.'

Arenivaga, also known as desert or sand cockroaches, are dramatically sexually dimorphic, meaning that the females look nothing like the males. This makes the association of female specimens of a species with male specimens of the same species very difficult. Hopkins' work is based on male specimens only, and species are separated from one another by characters of the genitalia, which are incredibly complex.

'The order Blattodea (cockroaches) which includes termites, comprise some of the earth's greatest decomposers. They are the planet's recyclers and clearly th
'/>"/>

Contact: Heidi Hopkins
hhopkins@unm.edu
Pensoft Publishers
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Almost 200 new species of parasitoid wasps named after local parataxonomists in Costa Rica
2. Crop species may be more vulnerable to climate change than we thought
3. Two new butterfly species discovered in eastern USA
4. First-ever book on Mekong rattan species aims to promote sustainable practices
5. A new species of Oak hidden away in the greenery of Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary
6. Maps show expected redistribution of global species due to climate change
7. New plant species a microcosm of biodiversity
8. Researchers discover rare new species of deep-diving whale
9. Smithsonian reports fiery-red coral species discovered in the Peruvian Pacific
10. Ocean acidification research should increase focus on species ability to adapt
11. Unique specimen identifiers link 10 new species of ant directly to AntWeb
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Thirty-nine new species of endemic cockroach discovered in the southwestern US and Mexico
(Date:12/10/2014)... 9, 2014 CIE San Diego has launched ... the connective tissue that enhances care coordination among social ... share client-level information; earned a second $1 million grant ... serving seniors aging in community and; will be recognized ... 11 th 4-6p. CIE San Diego ...
(Date:12/4/2014)... GARDENS, Fla. , Dec. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... solutions, today announced that its DigitalPersona ® ... fingerprint readers have been deployed throughout First Bank ... , South Carolina and ... in Southern Pines, North Carolina ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... Nov. 20, 2014 Strict laws against distracted ... piloting the North American and European automotive sector towards ... gesture recognition systems that are intuitive and able to ... the industry. New analysis from Frost ... Market in Europe and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Community Information Exchange San Diego Launches Pilot, Secures $1 Million Expansion Grant, and Becomes a "Live Well San Diego" Partner 2Community Information Exchange San Diego Launches Pilot, Secures $1 Million Expansion Grant, and Becomes a "Live Well San Diego" Partner 3Community Information Exchange San Diego Launches Pilot, Secures $1 Million Expansion Grant, and Becomes a "Live Well San Diego" Partner 4First Bank Partners with Crossmatch to Increase Log In Security 2First Bank Partners with Crossmatch to Increase Log In Security 3Gesture Recognition Intensifies with the Rise of In-car Smartphone Integration, Says Frost & Sullivan 2Gesture Recognition Intensifies with the Rise of In-car Smartphone Integration, Says Frost & Sullivan 3Gesture Recognition Intensifies with the Rise of In-car Smartphone Integration, Says Frost & Sullivan 4
... free of charge for all holders of a valid ... access to the onsite press facilities, including a working ... will also be able to assist you in organising ... can register for free online at: http://www.eular.org/congress_press_registration.cfm ...
... researchers at North Carolina State University have found that ... intestinal birth defects may also inhibit the growth and ... chemical compounds created by NC State chemist Dr. Alex ... particular interest to her research: a compound that induced ...
... Indonesia has promised to become a world leader ... committed to a 26% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions ... 14% would have to come from reducing emissions from ... and other bodies are expected to raise total emission ...
Cached Biology News:Compound useful for studying birth defects may also have anti-tumor properties 2Hotspots of carbon confusion in Indonesia threaten to warm the world more quickly 2Hotspots of carbon confusion in Indonesia threaten to warm the world more quickly 3Hotspots of carbon confusion in Indonesia threaten to warm the world more quickly 4Hotspots of carbon confusion in Indonesia threaten to warm the world more quickly 5
(Date:12/22/2014)... 2014 The Center for Professional ... technical training across the life sciences industry, has partnered ... (SCDM) to provide the organization's members with discounted classroom ... to the more than 350 sessions across 80 course ... off when registering for a public course ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 22, 2014  Alternative Energy & Environmental Solutions, ... signed a letter of intent to acquire BioTechPharma ... patented a nanotechnology-based development platform used to create ... rapid on-site collection and testing to identify infectious ... in an immediate, non-invasive and cost-effective manner. ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... The American Journal of ... research, reviews and editorials addressing developments and pathways ... published a provocative article exploring the role of ... potential treatment of prostate cancer. , The ... the possibility that there could be a connection ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Tigard, OR and Hershey, PA (PRWEB) December 19, ... (OTC Pink: BJCT), a leading developer and manufacturer ... has entered into an agreement with Immunomic Therapeutics, ... Bioject’s Biojector®-2000 needle-free injection device with its LAMP™ ... receives an option for an exclusive Worldwide license ...
Breaking Biology Technology:CfPIE Announces Partnership with the Society for Clinical Data Management 2CfPIE Announces Partnership with the Society for Clinical Data Management 3ALNE Announces Intention To Acquire BioTechPharma 2Prostate Cancer Experts Dissect the Role of Follicle-stimulating Hormone in the Development, Progression and Potential Treatment of Prostate Cancer 2Prostate Cancer Experts Dissect the Role of Follicle-stimulating Hormone in the Development, Progression and Potential Treatment of Prostate Cancer 3Prostate Cancer Experts Dissect the Role of Follicle-stimulating Hormone in the Development, Progression and Potential Treatment of Prostate Cancer 4Bioject and Immunomic Therapeutics Enter into an Agreement for License of Needle-Free Technology for LAMP-vax Vaccines 2Bioject and Immunomic Therapeutics Enter into an Agreement for License of Needle-Free Technology for LAMP-vax Vaccines 3
... Dyadic International, Inc. (Pink Sheets: DYAI) ("Dyadic"), a leading-edge early-stage biotechnology ... long-term growth objectives: , , , ... ) , , , ... Anne E. Whitehead as Executive Director of Strategic Alliances . Ms. ...
... Ansell today announced the launch,of their new GAMMEX(R) Powder-Free glove with ... in, Perth, Australia . , , ... It is the first surgical glove which incorporates a proprietary,antimicrobial coating ... in the event of a breach during,surgery. , ...
... INDIANAPOLIS , May 3 ... to our life sciences strengths.  According to a new ... released today at the BIO International Conference in ... with specialized bioscience employment in three of the four ...
Cached Biology Technology:Dyadic International Strengthens Management Team 2Dyadic International Strengthens Management Team 3Dyadic International Strengthens Management Team 4Dyadic International Strengthens Management Team 5Ansell Launches Worlds's First Antimicrobial Surgical Glove 2Indiana Continues to Make Its Mark as a Leading Life Sciences Center 2Indiana Continues to Make Its Mark as a Leading Life Sciences Center 3Indiana Continues to Make Its Mark as a Leading Life Sciences Center 4Indiana Continues to Make Its Mark as a Leading Life Sciences Center 5Indiana Continues to Make Its Mark as a Leading Life Sciences Center 6
...
Rat neural stem cell kits are intended for the in vitro growth and commitment to neuronal and glial lineage differentiation, of cultured fetal rat neural stem and progenitor cells expanded using FGF-...
... magnetic separator for six microtubes ... conjunction with the Captivate ferrofluid ... other magnetic particles and can ... tubes. Cell Biology Cell Separation ...
Antibodies were affinity purified using epitopes specific to JLP immobilized on solid support....
Biology Products: