Found: Rare beetle collected by Darwin 180 years ago

February 13, 2014 2:49 PM

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Found: Rare beetle collected by Darwin 180 years ago

A brightly colored beetlecollected by Charles Darwin more than 180 years ago has been identified as a new species after hiding in museum storage for decades.

The discovery of Darwinilus sedarisi whose scientific epithet honors both Charles Darwin and the writer David Sedaris was announced Wednesday (Feb. 12) to coincide with the 205th anniversary of Darwin's birthday.

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