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The Bug-Hunters Discovering New Species in Their Spare Time

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Everyone knows there are lots of species yet to be discovered in rainforests and remote parts of the world. But hundreds are being discovered every year in Europe too - most of them by amateurs.

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Dee C (229)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 11:19 pm
"If you want to find something new, you have to go to a place nobody has been before," says Jean-Michel Lemaire.

"You have to open your eyes."

Lemaire is a retired mathematician from south-east France with a passion for beetles.

In the last few years, Lemaire has found seven new species.

He has hunted them down by exploring caves and crawling through tunnels dating back to the Middle Ages.

It was in one such tunnel in Monaco that he found his most prized discovery - a tiny, blind soil-dwelling beetle.

Read more at site..View pictures..

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Sunday February 17, 2013, 3:14 am

penny C (85)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 5:34 am
Thanks Dee.

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 5:44 am
That's great but imagine if you found a new Rhino species or maybe a Mini Elephant or how about a Blobfish walking on land!!!!

Sunday February 17, 2013, 5:50 am
As long as they are not bedbugs,lol.

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 6:38 am
noted, thanks

Julie F (68)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 7:42 am

aj E (164)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 8:33 am

Leslie G (79)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 10:45 am
Very interesting read Dee. Noted, shared and tweeted. Thank you.

Natalie V (27)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 4:22 pm

Birgit W (160)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 4:45 pm

Ruth C (87)
Monday February 18, 2013, 5:13 am

Anna Undebeck (256)
Monday February 18, 2013, 6:01 am
Interesting.Thank you.

Diane K (134)
Monday February 18, 2013, 9:45 am
Eeeeew! noted, thanks!

Sergio P (65)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 7:39 am
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