Researchers Found 30 New Species of Flies in Los Angeles

March 28, 2015 4:43 AM

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Researchers have found that around thirty new fly species have been confirmed in urban Los Angeles after they analyzed results of a thorough survey of the sprawling city’s environs. Researchers with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County carried out the so-called Bio-scan project.

In order to conduct the survey researchers sought help from local residents who hosted insect traps in their backyards. A microclimate weather station was used for the purpose that kept surveillance of localized conditions in each trap. Researchers kept emptying the traps and conducted studies on th...

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