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A beautiful mountain with wings

Today’s Open Access File of the Day takes us to a mountainous area in northwestern Yunnan, China, which is the habitat of some of chaos theory’s most famous mascots – butterflies, specifically of the species Phengaris atroguttata and Phengaris xiushani. The latter was recently described, and the … Continue reading

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The rove beetle Dalotia coriaria is featured on Wikispecies

Today’s Open Access File of the Day comes straight from the Main Page of Wikispecies: the rove beetle Dalotia coriaria. Fig. 46 of the article New Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) records with new collection data from New Brunswick, Canada. I. Aleocharinae, published in 2009 by Reginal … Continue reading

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A dino on the move

Yesterday, I came across a post by Stuart Shieber, in which he highlighted a quote and linked to a blog post about an interview that Richard Poynder had done with Jan Velterop, in which the latter had said the following: … Continue reading

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Miniature open-access frogs taking over?

Today’s Open Access File of the Day really is a file of the day, i.e. of January 12, 2012: published as part of the taxonomic description of a new species yesterday, it is currently featured on the main pages of the Thai, Bulgarian, English and German Wikipedias. Why? It depicts … Continue reading

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Traces of a feast

Major holidays in cultures around the world are accompanied by feasts of various sorts. A feast of a different kind is depicted in today’s Open Access File of the Day - leaf mines, traces of larval (Phyllocnistis hyperpersea) consumption on a leaf … Continue reading

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Blue legs, baby’s got blue legs

In our species, blue eyes have received many an artistic treatment (here is one). Other species tend to have other preferences, but for those into blue legs, males of the spider Oligoxystre diamantinensis may well be worth a look (for … Continue reading

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A moth’s time, frozen in amber

Today’s Open Access File of the Day takes us on a journey into the Early Eocene by highlighting the holotype of a newly described moth species, Baltimartyria rasnitsyni, enclosed in Baltic amber. Fig. 9 of the article On the systematic position of Baltimartyria Skalski, 1995 and description … Continue reading

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