Penn State Researchers Discover Wasps with Folding Fore Wings

A group of researchers from the Pennsylvania State University has recently discovered a new wasp species that have unique folding fore wings. The wasps were discovered in Sub-Saharan Africa.

“We didn’t know these new species existed until now, and at least two of them — Trissevania heatherae and T. mrimaensis — are found only in a small patch of forest in Kenya that is threatened by mining activity,” said Andy Deans, associate professor of entomology at Penn State University.

According to the researchers, these are the first known insects to have transverse folding of the fore wing. They have used a technique that provides broadly accessible anatomy descriptions.

The complete published findings are available via the Plosone website.

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