Extremely rare insect found

In a report by Dr. Alvin Helden of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) he and his students working in the rainforest of the Kibale National Park in western Uganda found a species of leafhopper so rare that the last reported sighting was another leafhopper in the same genus in 1969. That sighting was in the Central African Republic.

Der Helden has named this new species Phlogis kibalensis. A leafhopper is closely related to cicadas but are much smaller.

Sue’s Note: What is interesting is that over the years I have read reports of other rare or previously unknown species of fish, animals and insects being discovered for the first time. It is amazing how much of our world we do not know.

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