30 new species of flies uncovered in LA

March 28, 2015 1:30 PM

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At least 30 new species of fly were uncovered in urban Los Angeles after researchers conducted a survey in the area. The project called Bio-scan led the way to the uncovering of the new fly species.

For the project, the researchers asked local residents to host insect traps in their backyard. Each trap is being monitored via the microclimate weather station. When an insect is trapped, researchers will pick it up for analysis. The trap and pick process went on for two years where more than 10,00...

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