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New clearwing moth species discovered in the Malaysian jungle!



Heterosphecia pahangensis is a Malaysian clearwing moth with striking bee-mimicking features: narrow, hyaline wings, bright bands on the abdomen and tufts of hair-like scales on the hind legs that resemble pollen baskets. It was found on a bank of a river flowing through primary rainforest in the Pahang state, Peninsular Malaysia. It was the first species reported to fly in a rugged, zigzag trajectory, similar to co-occurring bees. The discovery has been published in Zootaxa (2015) 4032: 426–434.

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Skowron et al
. 2015 A new species of cle
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