Dec 1, 2023

Citizen scientists help discover new mantis species

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James Cook University researcher Matthew Connors has discovered two new praying mantis species with the help of citizen scientists. The finds have been published in Zootaxa.

One of these new mantises is not just a but an entirely new genus—the classification level above species—and was discovered thanks to citizen scientist Glenda Walter.

We have named the new species Inimia nat—I. nat for short—as it was discovered thanks to the citizen science platform iNaturalist—also iNat for short.

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