New species of beetles
Researchers from the University Museum of Bergen discovered seven endemic species of ambrosia beetles after fieldworking in Madagascar.
Bjarte Jordal's studies of ambrosia- and bark beetles have revealed four new species to science in Madagascar. The species were described in ZooKeys 352: 9–33. Phylogenetic analyses of morphology and DNA-sequences show unique characteristics of a new genus, Remansus, appearing as sister group to the genus Scolytoplatypus.