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The 'Star dust' wasp is a new extinct species named after David Bowie's alter ego

20:00 EDT 21 Jun 2017 | AAAS

(Pensoft Publishers) During her study on fossil insects at China's Capitol Normal University, student Longfeng Li visited the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, USA, carrying two unidentified wasp specimens that were exceptionally well-preserved and 100 million years old. Close examination revealed that both were species new to science. Furthermore, one of them was found to belong to a genus of modern wasps. The study is published in the open access Journal of Hymenoptera Research.

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