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Star Wars and Asterix characters amongst 103 beetles new to science from Sulawesi, Indonesia

Star Wars and Asterix characters amongst 103 beetles new to science from Sulawesi, Indonesia

A total of 103 new species of weevils are added to the genus Trigonopterus from Sulawesi whereas. Prior to the study, there had only been a single species from this group documented on the Indonesian island. Having remained undercover due to their tiny size (2-3 mm) and close superficial resemblance, a team of scientists managed to identify the novel species thanks to modern DNA analyses.

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