Scientists confirm Presence of 30 New Species of Flies in LA

March 28, 2015 12:54 AM

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Scientists confirm Presence of 30 New Species of Flies in LA

The presence of 30 new fly species has been confirmed by researchers in urban Los Angeles after analyzing the 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 BioSCAN project.

Help to conduct the survey was also sought from local residents who hosted insect traps in their backyards. A microclimate weather station that monitored localized conditions was fitted in each trap. The researchers regularly emptied the traps and conducted studies on the insects.

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