A new species and genus of parasitic wasps have been discovered in the rainforests of Peru

The Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve in Peru, where the discovery was made, is considered the most biodiverse rainforest in the world. In recent decades, scientists have identified several new bird species there, and in the late 1980s it was documented as having the highest number of tree species in a single area.

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Discovery of the parasitic wasp Capitojoppa

This time, biologists from the University of Turku in Finland described an entirely new species and genus of insect in the reserve, which they called Capitojoppa. They belong to the subfamily Ichneumoninae, i.e. parasitic wasps of the order Hymenoptera.

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