A Spaniard and a Portuguese discover a new species of beetle in the world's deepest cave

July 1, 2014 10:06 PM

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A Spaniard and a Portuguese discover a new species of beetle in the world's deepest cave

The unusual habitat of the Krubera cave in the Western Caucasus remains a mystery. Researchers from two Spanish universities have discovered a new species of beetle in the depths of this cave.

Cave beetles are one of the most iconic species found in subterranean habitats. They were historically the first living organisms described by science that are adapted to the conditions of hypogean or subterranean life.

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